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The Girls Embracing Maturity (GEM) program empowers girls in every aspect of their lives, including but not limited to school, home life, relationships, and emotional well-being.  Our instructors use evidence-based curriculums to help girls develop healthy habits, make positive decisions, and develop a strong sense of self. 

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  • GEM After-school

  • GEM Summer

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The Girls Embracing Maturity (G.E.M) program offers year-round expanded learning, physical, social, and emotional development opportunities to 60 youth and their families during out of school time (OST).  G.E.M incorporates both evidenced based approaches and promising strategies to equip middle aged girls with opportunities to develop healthy attitudes, behaviors and skills during their transition from adolescence to young adulthood.  All activities are grounded in the positive youth development rationale.    

Program Locations

Honor Academy (Holmes) 195 N. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10553 Wednesday / First Fridays 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Parker School 461 S. 6th Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10550 Wednesday / Friday 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Pennington School 20 Fairway St, Mt Vernon, NY 10552 Wednesday / Friday 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
STEAM Academy 350 Gramatan Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY 10552 Wednesday / Friday  
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GEM Summer Leadership Academy was created in 2011 to provide a summer experience for girls who are too young to work an too mature for summer camp.  The G.E.M Summer Leadership Academy will allow 25 girls to learn a new career each day, particularly within th areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.  Participants will attend weekly fun fieldtrips and be paid a modest stipend at the end of the five (5) week period.

2023-2024 GEM Flyer
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