The GEMS Program

Gaining Empowerment in Middle School

In the Houston Metro Area alone, more than 43,000 middle school age children have had an incarcerated parent. It is a hidden epidemic. Even if they don't talk about having a parent in prison, the shame and emotional scars are still there. GEMS shows middle school students that the past doesn't have to define their futures. 

GEMS Pillars

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THE RESEARCH IS CLEAR

Middle school is hard for at-risk youth. With intervention, it can inspire them to amazing futures. Help us empower middle school students.