Girls Empowerment Mentoring Sessions (GEMS)


This program is the only comprehensive intervention/education project in the state of Florida specifically serving girls while they are detained in a juvenile detention center. The goal of the program is to teach skills, instill hope, offer support and to empower the girls, ages 14-18, to change their lives and thus decrease the incidence of adult detention. The program is an affirmation of what can be accomplished when we give girls hope, support and a glimpse into a productive, healthy future. The League plans and implements two monthly sessions at the local Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) in addition to coordinating events and guest speakers.