Hear from the Girls

Girls at the Center

Unlike other programs, GEM gives girls a voice and choice in what they would like to do. Our unique programming integrates girls’ preferences, motivators, and goals to create physical activity and wellness programs that genuinely meet their needs.

Becoming Leaders in the Community

“GEM is different because it’s a movement created by girls, for girls. It will encourage girls to be more physically active in a fun and positive way. Together, we’ll help each other to get stronger and be leaders in the community.”
– Pratima Yellayi, GEM Leader

Building Confidence

“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 Jordan, GEM Leader

Living Healthier Lives

“We are working to help girls across the state learn to love themselves, take care of their body, and implement lifelong healthy habits so that the next generation of Georgia girls live stronger and healthier lives.”
– Ella Sipe, GEM Leader

Learn how GEM is making an impact on girls across Georgia. Explore the Video Gallery to hear more from the girls, Adult Facilitators, and GEM program partners.
GEM is taking a different approach to addressing the disparities in girls’ health and fitness levels. Unlike other programs, GEM empowers girls to create physical activity and wellness programming that meets their needs. As GEM Ambassadors, girls gain leadership skills, develop healthy habits, and improve mental health resilience.

Through strong partnerships and unique programming, GEM is empowering girls to create physical activity programs, improve fitness levels, promote long term health, and enhance their emotional well-being. Your support today will help us continue to deliver innovative youth-led programming to girls across Georgia.