Program Director: 914.949.6227 ext. 136

Girls Empowered through Meaningful Support

The GEMS program cultivates African American and Hispanic girls in Westchester County to be “beautiful, bold and better than they were the day before”. Much like the coal that ultimately becomes a diamond, the young women in our program are exposed to specific elements to transform them into confident and capable adults. These elements are:

  • academic support,
  • college and career readiness,
  • health and wellness,
  • cultural awareness, and
  • community service/citizenship.

There is a strong focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The Program runs year round. Parental support and involvement is encouraged.

GEMS has come to represent a haven for the girls. The program demonstrates that not only does girl power have enough strength to save a girl, but also a family and a community. The success of our community, our state, our country and our world is directly tied to the success of women and girls.

GEMS receives financial support from the New York State Office of Children & Family Services through the Westchester County Youth Bureau, the St. Faith’s House Foundation, the Jandon Foundation, individual and other corporate supporters.