It’s not easy being a girl today. Social pressure isn’t just at school or in the neighborhood, it’s in their hands and at their fingertips 24/7.
The list of issues girls face today could span from A to Z:
All the way to Z: Zits!
The current stats are alarming. Global research conducted by Dove tells us:
- Girls as young as 5 are worried about their weight.
- Young girls are more worried about becoming fat than they are of nuclear war, cancer or losing their parents.
- Girls are 3 times more likely than boys to have a negative body image.
- A girl’s self-esteem peaks at age nine and then takes a nose-dive.
- 70% of our girls feel they don’t measure up.
Those might be the stats. But at GEMS, we know the facts. Girls are accepted, belong, chosen, daughters of the King.
How GEMS Will Help
In a culture filled with girls who are anxious, lonely, and who long to belong, GEMS reminds girls that they matter to God and to us. We share three words with girls that will change everything: You are LOVED. Our goal is to reach every girl with the Good News and love of Jesus. Whether you are looking for resources to help you connect one-on-one with your girl or are looking to start a GEMS Club, you are in the right place. GEMS is here to help you by providing resources to:
Whether girls are meeting 1:1 with their moms or mentors, they’re learning that they’re loved by God and their mentors—and this kind of love profoundly impacts lives. These Christ-centered relationships and resources are changing the world one girl at a time.
START A CLUB PROGRAM
The GEMS Club Program is designed for girls in grades 1 through 8 and is flexible to accommodate an organizations’ unique needs. In club, women build relationships with girls in a small group setting. Through these mentoring relationships girls discover and experience the love of God, her mentors, and her peers. Clubs are established and supported by churches and other Christian organizations.
UNDERSTAND GIRLS TODAY
We understand it’s tough to understand the challenges girls deal with today—challenges you never had to experience. That’s why GEMS brings in knowledgeable experts on the issues girls face today and provide help and hope for moms, mentors, and ministry leaders. Through our webinars, Facebook Coffee Chats, podcasts (coming soon!), ReFresh training site, annual conference and blog we help equip you to better guide the girls in your life.
KEEP GIRLS ENGAGED
GEMS resources give girls the opportunity to explore their place in God’s world and remind them they have a unique, and important role in this world. Through independent and fun games, devotions, and activities for girls, all materials help girls discover who God is and all that He says about her—including that she is LOVED by God.