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 49 schools, 32 Boys and Girls Clubs, and 49 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

Columbia County
Grovetown Middle School

Decatur County
Hutto 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

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

Haralson County
Bremen Middle School
Haralson County Middle School

Heard County
Heard County Middle School

Henry County
Eagle’s Landing Middle School
Luella Middle School

Houston County
Huntington Middle School

Jefferson County
Jefferson County Middle School

Lamar County
Lamar 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
Savannah Chatham County
Southwest Middle School

Spalding County
Kennedy Road Middle School

Tift County
Eighth Street Middle School

Walker County
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

Brooks County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Valdosta – Brooks County Club

Chattooga County
Boys & Girls Clubs of GMW – Chattooga 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

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

Glynn County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia – Elizabeth F. Correll Teen Center
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia – The Club at Glynn Middle
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia – The Club at Jane Macon
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia – The Club at Needwood
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia – The Club at Risley

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

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

Hall County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier – Teen Center

Lowndes County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Valdosta – Lake Laurie Unit
Boys & Girls Clubs of Valdosta – Teen Center

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
Troop 18448

Clayton County
Troop 09711

Cobb County
IRM

Dekalb County
Troop 15212
Troop 20002

Fayette County
Troop 15007
Troop 15065
Troop 16074

Fulton County
Troop 00093
Troop 00463
Troop 1411
Troop 16185
Troop 16190
Troop 19846

 

Gwinnett County
Troop 00260
Troop 2289
Troop 3024
Troop 3338
Troop 09703
Troop 14872
Troop 17336
Troop 40029

Henry County
Troop 523
Troop 17022

Whitfield County
Troop 00268

Girls Empowering Movement – Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Troops

Ben Hill County
Troop 40424

Bulloch County
Troop 30042
Troop 30449

Chatham County
Troop 30462
Troop TBD

Chattahoochee County
Troop 50263

Clarke County
Troop 12059
Troop TBD

Dougherty County
Troop 47009
Troop 47015
Troop 47018
Troop 47022
IRM

 

Effingham County
Troop 30235
Troop 300898

Jackson County
Troop 11979

Muscogee County
Troop 50387

Quitman County
Troop TBD

Terrell County
Troop 47020a
Troop 47020b

Turner County
Troop TBD

Walton County
Troop 10468

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