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GEMS in the Community

The girls enjoyed playing outside with the children.

Community outreach is an valuable part of the GEMS experience. GEMS girls know the importance of their leadership in the school and the community. We encourage the girls to reach out to others and share their experiences. Each year, we try to take the girls to a lower-income daycare center to play with and read to the younger children, as well as to teach the school-age children about relational aggression. Each time we schedule a trip the children get very excited for the girls to come! All of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade GEMS girls have the opportunity to go on a field trip to the daycare and most want to keep going back.

How are your GEMS girls reaching out? Send us pictures of your community outreach to post on our GEMS site.

The children loved hearing the GEMS girls read to them.

The older GEMS girls led an impromtu mentoring session with the school-age children about bullying.

Looks like this GEMS girl is teaching some of the children about their colors.

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  • 1 Bridget // Oct 22, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    the kids are sooooo cute!!! can’t wait to see mufassa!!!!
    Bridget8)

  • 2 Bridget // Oct 22, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    i can’t wait to see everyone and get my hair done! it is so fierce!
    <3
    bridget 8)

  • 3 Lauren Meek // Oct 29, 2008 at 6:04 am

    We will be going again soon. The kids are getting excited for you girls to visit!

  • 4 Nancy Ball // Oct 29, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Hi, girls,
    Yeah, the sixth-graders can’t wait to go to the daycare! I miss the twins! Do you remember them? They are awesome! I loved how they fough over us.

  • 5 Bridget // Oct 29, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    i remember the twins!!!! they are so silly

    Bridget 8)

  • 6 Monica // Oct 29, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    i loved going to the daycare and am looking forward to going this year. :}

  • 7 Anna B. // Nov 12, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    That day care was so much fun!

  • 8 Sara C. // Dec 16, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    love the little kids! (:

  • 9 Megan // Dec 17, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    ohhhh i remember doing this. it was a truly amazing experience. i so want to do it again. the kids were just great and my hair was so cute after it was done”i was being sarcastic” but it still was really cute. especially when we danced to “sha sha koolaid” uhhh great memories

  • 10 jennifer // Jan 4, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    i loved that daycare and i miss the kids so much i cant wait to go back! =]

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