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G.E.M.S. - Great Empowering Motivational Sessions

Great Empowering Motivational Sessions (GEMS) works to create and instill values of respect and accountability for each participant 8-16 years old.
At risk youth learn important life skills to help them better deal with life challenges.  Youth are exposed to new and exciting experiences, and they have an opportunity to participate in educational and group activities after school.  GEMS has professional and committed volunteers that have a passion to mentor youth and make a positive difference in their lives.

G.E.M.S. Purpose

  • Promote community service
  • Build Self-Esteem
  • Self-image and Self-Improvement
  • Building Communication Skills
  • Coping with Anger and Anxiety
  • Decision Making


Gardening with children not only provides the benefit of exercise and fresh food, it also fosters community, building strong relationships, and offers opportunities towards common goals.


Teach youth prevention, social and life skills to positively impact their attitudes and encourage them to become productive adults with a desire to succeed.