GEMS stands for Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior, a mentoring program for all girls of all backgrounds in first through eighth grades. GEMS will have their first meeting Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Huntsburg Congregational Church, 12435 Madison Road (44046). One of the leaders is trained in American sign language and available at every meeting.
GEMS Girls’ Clubs is a non-denominational, non-profit, Christian organization designed to help girls discover their purpose and potential. Founded in 1958 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, it has grown to become an international ministry with 5,200 women serving over 23,000 girls in more than 800 clubs including the United States and Canada.
Statistics show 7 out of 10 girls believe they don’t measure up in some way. When girls know that God loves them and is for them, we know they can change the world. Using creative materials that make biblical truth accessible to all girls and designing straightforward lessons, the GEMS leaders make it fun in a safe environment.
Girls in grades 9 through 12 have an opportunity to become a counselor in training who will help and learn at the same time. It is easy to join. Enroll by contacting leaders Lynn Holmes at 440-636-5429 or Deb Walker at 440-632-3000. Details on GEMS are available at gemsgc.org.