GEM Program Sites

Physical Activity By Girls, For Girls
at 120 Sites Across Georgia

Girls Empowering Movement (GEM), is a five-year, $5.8M Georgia statewide initiative aimed at improving middle school girls’ physical activity and fitness levels.

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With $4.1M grant support from The Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation, the GEM program, designed by girls, for girls directly addresses the challenge of providing girls with access and opportunities for regular physical activity while empowering them to become change-agents in their schools and communities.

GEM will provide leadership training to approximately 7,000 girls at 120 selected sites, spanning over 50 Georgia counties. Girls will gain skills in leadership, fitness, advocacy, and social-emotional learning – and lead the creation of physical activity programming specific to each site based on their own preferences, motivators, and goals. As GEM Ambassadors, girls will develop new physical activity programs and leadership opportunities for their peers – reaching a total of approximately 18,000 girls across the state.

The collaborative initiative is led by HealthMPowers in partnership with: Boys and Girls Clubs of Georgia, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, and Wolf Wellness Lab at the University of West Georgia. The organizations are working together to ensure that the girls’ voice drives all program elements and keeps them at the forefront.

The implementation sites selected for the GEM, Girls Empowering Movement program starting in fall 2021 include 47 schools, 32 Boys and Girls Clubs, and 36 Girl Scout Troops.

Girls Empowering Movement - Schools

Bibb County
Appling Middle School

Bryan County
Bryan County Middle School

Carroll County
Bay Springs Middle School
Carrollton Junior High School
Carrollton Upper Elementary School
Central Middle School
Mount Zion Middle School
Temple Middle School
Villa Rica Middle School

Clarke County
Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School

Clayton County
Babb Middle School
North Clayton Middle School
Sequoyah Middle School

Cobb County
Griffin Middle School
Tapp Middle School

Columbia County
Grovetown Middle School

Decatur County
Bainbridge Middle School

DeKalb County
Mary McLeod Bethune Middle School
Sequoyah Middle School
Stone Mountain Middle School

Dooly County
Dooly County K-8 Academy

Douglas County
Fairplay Middle School

Floyd County
Rome Middle School

Fulton County
Camp Creek Middle School
Drew Charter School
John Lewis Invictus Academy
Renaissance Middle School
Sutton Middle School

Griffin County
Kennedy Road Middle School

Gwinnett County
McConnell Middle School
Shiloh Middle School
Twin Rivers Middle School

Haralson County
Bremen Middle School
Haralson County Middle School

Henry County
Eagle’s Landing Middle School
Luella Middle School

Houston County
Huntington Middle School

Jefferson County
Jefferson County Middle School

Lincoln County
Lincoln County Middle School

Oglethorpe County
Oglethorpe County Middle School

Pulaski County
Dublin Middle School

Rockdale County
Conyers Middle School

Spalding County
Kennedy Road Middle School

Tift County
Eighth Street Middle School

Walker County
Lafayette Middle School
Saddle Ridge Elementary/Middle School

Girls Empowering Movement – Boys and Girls Clubs of Georgia

Bartow County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bartow County – Adairsville Club
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bartow County – Cartersville Club

Chattooga County
Boys & Girls Clubs of GMW – Chattooga County Unit

Candler County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia – Candler County Unit

Cobb County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta – Anderson Club
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta – Grant Club

Dougherty County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany – Jane Wilson Club
Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany – Jefferson Street Club
Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany – Thornton Park

Douglass County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta – Douglass County Boys & Girls Club

Fulton County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta – Warren Club

Gordon County
Boys & Girls Clubs of GMW – Gordon County Unit

Gwinnett County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta – A. Worley Brown
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta – Lawrenceville Club

Hall County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier – Teen Center

Houston County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia – Warner Robins Unit

Lowndes County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Valdosta – Teen Center

Macon-Bibb County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia – Carl D. Thomasa Unit
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia – Murphy Felton Tindall Unit
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia – Warner Robins Unit

Monroe County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia – Forsyth – Monroe County Unit

Murray County
Boys & Girls Clubs of GMW – Bagley Middle School Unit
Boys & Girls Clubs of GMW – Chatsworth/Murray County Unit

Muscogee County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chattahoochee Valley – East Columbus Boys & Girls Club
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chattahoochee Valley – J. Barnett Woodruff (South) Club
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chattahoochee Valley – North Columbus Boys & Girls Club

Richmond County
Boys & Girls Clubs of CSRA – Hagler Club
Boys & Girls Clubs of CSRA – South Augusta Club

Rockdale County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta – Barksdale Club

Washington County
Boys & Girls Clubs of CSRA – Washington County Club

Whitfield County
Boys & Girls Clubs of GMW – Carl Rollins Unit
Boys & Girls Clubs of GMW – Dalton Teen Center

Girls Empowering Movement - Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Troops

Cherokee County
Troop 14655
Troop 16240

Cobb County
IRM
IRM – Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

Dekalb County
Troop 15212

Fayette County
Troop 15007
Troop 15065
Troop 16074

Fulton County
Troop 1411
Troop 09732
Troop 16190

Gwinnett County
Troop 3024
Troop 14872

Henry County
Troop 17022

Whitfield County
Troop 8160

Girls Empowering Movement – Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Troops

Ben Hill County
Troop 40424

Chatham County
Service Unit 303
Troop 30462

Clarke County
Troop 12059

Dougherty County
Driskell Park
Locket Station
Troop 40624
Troop 47018
Troop 47022
IRM

Early County
IRM Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia

Franklin County
Troop 12821

Harris County
Troop 50263

Effingham County
Troop 30235

Jackson County
Troop 11979

Lee County
Troop 40523

Liberty County
Service Unit 327

Macon-Bibb County
Troop 60110

Muscogee County
Troop 50387

Quitman County
Troop TBD

Screven County
Troop 30089

Walton County
Troop 10468

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