Project Description

Girls Empowering Meaningful Stories

Young ladies in middle and high school meet for small group mentoring and peer support. They focus on developing positive self-esteem and community through discussions, activities, community service, and teamwork. Because of this built-in support system, the young ladies are motivated and encouraged to face challenges and reach their goals in the context of community and mutual respect with their peers.

Latest Updates

GEMS – Young Women Empowered to Lead!

March 24th, 2020|Comments Off on GEMS – Young Women Empowered to Lead!

A few of our GEMS young ladies had the opportunity to kayak across the Sea of Cortez in Baja, California through Chicago Adventure Therapy. Due to COVID-19, the trip was cancelled. God’s timing is best, [...]

Youth Ambassador “Blossoming” at GEMS Program

November 12th, 2019|Comments Off on Youth Ambassador “Blossoming” at GEMS Program

New Life Centers GEMS program has been blossoming in so many areas. Some of the ladies from the program have started their first year of high school or their first jobs; while others have been [...]


Jazmin Torres

Jazmin Torres

Director of GEMS Girls Program

GEMS, Little Village, Location