Our Founder

Saki Milton

In 2010, Saki Milton was teaching at Westlake Academy, located in an affluent area of Dallas/Fort Worth. Over spring break, she was so moved by her students' personal projects that she decided to explore her own summer project – giving back to girls who were less fortunate – thus, conceiving The GEMS Camp. Using her corporate marketing experience at a leading education technology company, classroom teaching experience, and strong community ties, Saki launched The GEMS Camp, serving thirty 7th–9th grade girls in Dallas, Texas at the Hampton-Illinois Library with a small volunteer staff.