Why GEM?

Girls Empowered by Mentoring (G.E.M)

We believe women role models can positively empower girls by helping them:

  • recognize their full potential
  • navigate their educational path
  • learn to build self-confidence

“Every child, regardless of his/her socioeconomic status, needs between 4 – 6
stable adults in order to achieve success.” – Paul Tough, How Children Succeed,

Women who have experience in college know

  • how to complete applications for admission or scholarships
  • how to organize their time to meet deadlines
  • how to prioritize
  • when to reach out for help
  • the value of collaboration

Many of the young women enrolled in ECHS do not have female family members
with college experience. Mentors can help.

AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full
participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation,
national origin, disability, or class.