Girls E-Mentorship (GEM) is a registered charitable organization that offers an innovative mentorship program for high school girls facing multiple barriers. They equip girls with the necessary skills to achieve their grown up aspirations, building a diverse network of talented, vibrant women and girls to inspire and support one another. Since their launch in 2012, they have served over 170 girls in Toronto, seeing them through to post-secondary pursuits, including university entry.
GEM supports the growth of female youth and creates opportunities for young women to succeed. Every year, GEM individually matches high school girls with mentors for a nine-month period. The GEM mentors are carefully chosen for their professional success, their ability to connect, and their commitment to improving the lives of GEMgirls. mentors support GEMgirls as they navigate key issues in their lives, such as goal setting, time-management, confidence building and stress management.