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The Girls Embracing Maturity Program features weekly workshops and field trips that are designed to empower young girls and promote academic excellence, civic engagement, and social behavior.  The program also addresses mental health, conflict resolution and self-awareness.

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The Girls Embracing Maturity (G.E.M) program offers year-round expanded learning, physical, social, and emotional development opportunities to 60 youth and their families during out of school time (OST).  G.E.M incorporates both evidenced based approaches and promising strategies to equip middle aged girls with opportunities to develop healthy attitudes, behaviors and skills during their transition from adolescence to young adulthood.  All activities are grounded in the positive youth development rationale.    

Program Locations

Benjamin Turner Middle 624 S. 3rd Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10550 Tuesday / Friday 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Honor Academy (Holmes) 195 N. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10553 Wednesday / First Fridays 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Parker Elementary 461 S. 6th Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10550 Wednesday / Friday 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Graham Elementary 421 E. 5th Street, Mount Vernon, NY 10553 TBD TBD
Edward Williams Elementary 9 Union Lane, Mount Vernon, NY 10553 Tuesday / Thursday 11:00am - 12:00pm
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GEM Summer Leadership Academy was created in 2011 to provide a summer experience for girls who are too young to work an too mature for summer camp.  The G.E.M Summer Leadership Academy will allow 25 girls to learn a new career each day, particularly within th areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.  Participants will attend weekly fun fieldtrips and be paid a modest stipend at the end of the five (5) week period.

Contact Carolyn Treasure

Office:  (914) 665-7495

Carolyn Treasure - Program Director