If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.
— Dolly Parton

At the GEMS Camp, we aren't trying to reach every girl. We want to dig deep, not broad. This means we get to invest more of our resources into building a highly selective pipeline of valuable, sought out young women who will be STEM leaders of tomorrow. Although our GEMS excel naturally in math and science, many of them need the leadership and coping skills necessary for thriving in a demanding college environment – a huge cultural shift for them.

  • Participate in small-group mentoring sessions that address adolescent issues unique to urban teen girls.
  • Participate in online social media leadership challenges to build confidence amongst their peer networks.
  • Learn appropriate conflict resolution strategies for dealing with peers, parents and persons of authority.
  • Participate in team building exercises to strengthen healthy female-female relationships.