Happy Spring! March was a very busy month for us, with trainings and dedicated advocacy work. Our girls were up in Albany advocating for the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Safe Harbor funds to be properly allocated this year. They’re continuing a decade long tradition of GEMS members advocating in our state capitol, and it was their collective voice that pushed the nation’s first Safe Harbour Act for Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth law to pass!
In GEMS’ offices, we all watched in anticipation as President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in March and acknowledged our staff member, Tye, who was on stage at the signing.
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Girls Educational and Mentoring Services’ (GEMS) mission is to empower young women, ages 12–24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential.Read More
Before I Die
Life is too short
Regrets and mistakes are memories made
Live your life to the fullest
“You’re never gonna make it,” they said
Show them you can
—Selina, age 16Read More