What is G.E.M.S or Girls Empowerment Mentorship Strengths?

G.E.M.S is an all girl group dedicated and designed to give opportunity to our young ladies in the community. G.E.M.S is a safe place where we try to have fun while helping the girls develop and find their strengths. We introduce the world to the girls in a youth context as well as offer traditional teachings. At G.E.M.S we are open minded to the need of the girls.

Why Join?

Becoming a young adult can be difficult at times. Pre-teens and teens are a time in life when females encounter many changes. G.E.M.S offers guidance, role modeling and support to the ladies. Our goal is to empower their young minds.

When joining G.E.M.S  you can expect to participate with any Listuguj young lady primarily between the ages of 10-14; young ladies seeking guidance and support.

The girls can expect to:

  • Having fun while learning
  • Support within the group
  • Guidance
  • Mentorship
  • Developing friendships
  • Discovering yourself
  • A safe place to be able to talk about anything
  • No judgments
  • Confidential
  • Girl issue discussions
  • Several different topics
  • Open minded
  • Develop trust within oneself and others
  • Acceptance

G.E.M.S is usually held at the Families First Support Services office above the woodpile (32 Gaspé Highway). We follow the scholastic calendar so if school is cancelled we cancel as well. G.E.M.S is held once a week after school and the girls are transported here straight from school with the school buses. Other arrangements can be made.

At times the girls will be invited to participate in out of scheduled activities such as sleepovers, fundraisers, trips, outdoor activities etc. Parents will at all times be informed.

For more information please contact Families First Support Services at 418-788-2010

“We look forward to working and having fun with you young ladies” – Families First Support Services