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
Unlike any other physical activity program, GEM puts girls at the center. Hear what they have to say about it.
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.
Partner with Girls Empowering Movement to get Georgia girls active, develop their leadership skills and help them make an impact in their own communities!
GEM will provide leadership training to approximately 7,000 middle school girls at over 100 school and community-based sites across Georgia.