Last week the GEMS women, used paint to express the different emotions and situations that the young ladies have experienced. Each canvas was rotated in a circle between each GEM, each girl got to leave their mark on someone else’s canvas. As the girls shared, it was a reminder that the GEMS room is a safe space where you can come as you are.

They are a community of women who love and support each other through this journey of life. The young ladies have shared their joys and pains, and it was beautiful because that’s what GEMS stands for: empowering young ladies to use their stories of hope, joy, pain, and endurance. Both middle school and high school GEMS did a great job of being honest and open and using some of our values through the activity.