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.

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It’s #GAGives on #GivingTuesday! Join @HealthMPowers live on Facebook as we hear from youth leader, Pratima! She will share insights into her experience as a member of the GEM Leadership Team and HealthMPowers Youth Advisory Board. Donate today at: gagives.org/HealthMPowers (Link in Bio)
#gempowerga #gagives #givingtuesday #youthempowerment #girlsempowerment #girlpower #empoweringgirls #youareagem

Research shows that gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. Take a moment to express your gratitude directly to the people in your life who have made a difference, such as:
⭐Parent / Caregiver
⭐Best Friend
⭐Someone who has inspired you
⭐Family member
#gratitude #givingthanks #mentalhealth #grateful #mindfulness #girlshealth #gempowerga #youareagem #empoweringgirls

Save the Date! Nov. 29th is #GivingTuesday! You can participate in this global generosity movement by supporting @healthmpowers programs like GEM that are empowering youth leaders across Georgia and transforming environments where children live, learn, and play. #gagives 
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#GivingTuesday, the global giving movement that encourages people to do good locally, is just around the corner! Last year, our community of supporters stepped up to help us meet and surpass our goal. Can we count on you again this year? At HealthMPowers we believe in empowering potential and that when we center youth voice, we can build a healthier future for the next generation. Over the next week, you'll hear directly from HealthMPowers youth leaders on how your generosity has impacted their health and changed their lives. Donations are open now for you to invest in Georgia's kids today! Text: OurVoice to 844-844-6844 or visit: https://www.gagives.org/organization/Health-M-Powers (link in bio)

@GAGives #gagives #givingtuesday #georgianonprofits #youthempowerment #youthvoice #youthleaders #nutrition #physicalactivity #physicaleducation