G.E.M.S. – Atlanta, GA

 Website: http://www.gemsandjewelsgirl.com/

Founder: Adriane Simmons

AJ3G.E.M.S., Girls Empowered by Morals and Standards, is a non-profit organization in Atlanta, Georgia  founded by Adriane Simmons.  The organization focuses on  the positive development of girls between the  ages 13 and 17.  Our mission is to provide teen girls with a positive and well rounded outlook on life. We accomplish this by involving our members in volunteer and social activities, developmental workshops, fundraising events and an annual trip that focuses on leadership and responsibility.



Afro Puffs and Ponytails is constantly searching for information about camps, clubs and organizations, and mentoring programs to provide as resources for parents and community organizers. It is our hopes that each resource provided will serve to build confidence, enhance self esteem, develop leadership skills, empower, uplift and educate our African American girls. We are not recommending these programs, but offering a starting point for you to conduct your own evaluation and research about whether a program is right for your child.

For an up-to-date listing of other programs for African American girls within the USA, please click here.

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  1. Dari-Lee David, 6 years ago

    I would like to receive more information on getting my daughter, Kaylah St.Juste, enrolled.

  2. Valeria gore, 6 years ago

    Hello, I am apart of two new non-profit organizations(Hood 180 and Youth Helping Youth) in Atlanta that are geared towards providing resources for the youth and community. We are trying to host a huge community event for all neighborhoods, businesses, and community organizations/resources to come together to promote and have an open forum about solutions for our community and recent issues in the news. We want to include all types of people and provide them with knowledge and resources to better our community. We are fairly new and looking for organizations to set up tables and if someone to help us reserve Piedmont Park green space.


    Valeria Gore


  3. Nuela, 6 years ago

    I am interested but your linked WEBSITE IS NOT WORKING, the link does not work so I can not get info. Please update.

  4. Arlene Persaud, 7 years ago


    This is a friendly reminder that all 10th and 11th graders can still apply to the Girls Who Code Atlanta 2016 Summer Program. We are a national, registered nonprofit working to teach young women the skills needed for jobs in tech.

    GWC is offering $1 Million in scholarships to deserving students this year, funded by corporate sponsors who also pledge to consider summer program alumni for paid internships.

    If you know students who may be interested, forward this info asap. Note that classrooms are located in Midtown, Downtown and Vinings. Students will be able to indicate the location that is most convenient for them when they apply.

    Please be kind enough to post our link on your social media pages. Parents or students apply now at http://girlswhocode.com/apply!

    Thank you.

  5. Renae, 7 years ago

    I’m in need of your program because my 15 yrs old daughter is really do things that will take her down the wrong road in life and i really need help

  6. Michele Maddox, 7 years ago

    May I help your girls, please? I am a Spiritual Life Coach with an interest in our young girls. I’d like to help them with self esteem, with clarifying their visions for their futures and with their confidence in either individual or group sessions. At this time I can offer free coaching sessions for girls 12 – 21. If you are interested please contact me by email and I will be happy to discuss my services.

    Thank you.
    Michele Maddox

  7. Dr. Carolyn Hall, 8 years ago

    My name is Dr. Carolyn Hall. I am a professor at Spelman College, an empowerment coach, a motivational speaker, and an author. I would love to share my book, “THE B.O.S.S.CHICKS PLAYBOOK: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Purpose and Plenty” with the young ladies connected to your site. I know that you al will be inspired, empowered, and encouraged to walk in purpose and find your place of plenty.

  8. Nancy Golden, 8 years ago

    “Leave Me Alone” is a campaign to bring awareness to domestic/dating violence. Please share the song.



  9. Marlene Waldon, 11 years ago

    comment above- Marlene Waldon

  10. Marlene Waldon, 11 years ago

    I am in need of your program for my 15yr old daughter. There a lot going on with her and the things she want to do, and it’s getting very stressful for me.I live in Marietta, Ga

  11. Natalie, 12 years ago

    I am interested in your program for my 13 yr. old daughter. I am a Lithonia resident.

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