Empowering Middle School Girls

Only 51% of girls have healthy aerobic capacity in 5th grade and by 12th grade, the number drops to 31%. GEM directly addresses the challenge of providing girls with access and opportunities for regular physical activity while empowering them to become change-agents.

“GEM is different because it’s designed by middle school girls, for middle school girls. With GEM, we’re trying to find ways for girls to be active that allow them to feel comfortable and not be intimidated—like they would be with boys included.”
Mercy, GEM Leader
“GEM motivates and inspires girls to work together to reach their goals. It will help them feel more confident about themselves because they are understood and respected.”
Timmea, GEM Leader

Hear From
The Girls

Unlike any other physical activity program, GEM puts girls at the center. Hear what they have to say about it.

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GEM Implementation Partners

Girls Empowering Movement is a collaborative initiative led by HealthMPowers in partnership with: Boys and Girls Clubs of Georgia, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, and the University of West Georgia.

Join the

Partner with Girls Empowering Movement to get Georgia girls active, develop their leadership skills and help them make an impact in their own communities!

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GEM will provide leadership training to approximately 7,000 middle school girls at over 100 school and community-based sites across Georgia.

Follow GEM on Social Media

@uwestga GEM student mentors Erica Couch and Elena Spence attended the @nationalwellnessinstitute conference this summer and participated in a panel discussion on “Activating Inclusive and Holistic Well-Being for All.” 👏🏽👏🏽 #gempowerga
Learn more about GEM at: GEMPOWER.ORG
. #girlshealth #girlpower #kidshealth #healthykids #healthandwellness #mentalhealth #wellnessinstitute #uwg #westgawolves #studentmentors

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Calling all artists and creative minds! 🖌🎨✨ Participate in the #PowerUpFor30 Day Art Contest and let your imagination run wild as you explore the theme: "What Does Health Mean to Me?"

But that`s not all! All children and youth participants have a chance to win a gift certificate and a physical activity kit! 🎉 For complete contest details, including rules and submission guidelines, download our toolkit today. Let your creativity shine and be part of the MOVEment to Shape Lives!

Here`s how you can participate in #PowerUpFor30Day and WIN PRIZES for your school or site:
- Get the #PowerUpfor30Day Toolkit: https://bit.ly/pu30toolkit
- Physical activity videos will be posted on September 28, at 9 am, 11:30 am, and 1:30 pm
- Post photos or videos of class or site participation on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter
- Tag @HealthMPowers
- Enter the art contest (details in the toolkit)
-Sign the Power Up For 30 Pledge: https://bit.ly/PU30DayPledge

#PowerUpForThursdays #PowerUpFor30 #PhysicalActivity #HealthyStudents #HealthySchools #gempowerga #girlsempowerment #Georgiaschools #artcontest #healthy #healthmpowers

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“It’s important for girls to be physically active because if you feel good physically, it will help you feel better mentally.” 🧠💪🏾 – GEM Ambassador Leader, Natalia Desrosiers, explains how GEM empowers girls to create fun and exciting physical activity opportunities for middle school girls. GEM Ambassadors explore and lead various physical activities, discover the activities they enjoy most and create a physical activity plan designed to reach their individual and group goals. #girlsempowerment #youthleadership
Watch the full interview at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apsIq8UahUg (Link in Bio)
GEM, Girls Empowering Movement, is a statewide initiative to increase the physical and mental health of Georgia’s middle school girls. GEM is engaging over 18,000 girls in schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Girl Scout Troops – AND motivating almost 200,000 girls to get moving!
Learn More about GEM at: GEMPOWER.org
#gempowerga #girlpower #empoweringgirls #girlshealth #kidshealth #healthmpowers #girlsandboysclubs #girlscouts #georgianonprofits #kidshealth

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