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.

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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.

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The GEMs at Twin Rivers Middle School planned and coordinated an event open to all students for their Create A MOVEment project. The event included a hula hoop, jump rope, and basketball contest along with an obstacle course, and a healthy smoothie taste test station. ⭐💎 #youthleaders #empoweringgirls
#youareagem #gempowerga #healthykids #middleschool #createamovement #girlshealth #getmoving #healthandwellness #gemcreateamovement

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For their Create A MOVEment project, the GEMs of Dekalb Elementary School of the Arts and Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Troop 17939 came together to host a GEM field day for all students at the school. The GEM Ambassador Leaders hosted a healthy snack demo, a build your own trail mix bar and a variety of different physical activity stations. The peer-to-peer project reached 375 students! 🙌🏽 #youthleadership #healthandwellness #empoweringgirls
#gempowerga #youareagem #girlscoutsatlanta #healthmpowers #girlempowerment #dekalbcounty #dekalbelementaryschoolofthearts #girlscoutsatl #girlscouts #healthykids #girlshealth #getactive
Learn more about GEM at: gempower.org

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Check out the dance moves of the GEM girls at @villaricamiddleschool The girls came up with this creative TikTok video to showcase how other girls can get active and have fun. They love dancing and even got their program sponsor, Ms. Sutherland involved! Give one or all of these games a try. 💎 #getmoving #exerciseisfun

🤩Fun Games to Increase Exercise:

⭐Hide & Seek Tag
⭐Red Light, Green Light
⭐Beachball Volleyball
⭐Freeze Tag
⭐Hula Hoop Competition
⭐Water Balloon Fight
⭐Be Safe & Have Fun
#gempowerga #funwaystoexercise #healthykids #kidsexercise #girlshealth #gettinghealthy #getmoving #healthandwellness #childrenshealth #getactive
Learn more about GEM at: gempower.org

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