Girls Educational and Mentoring Services
Why We Love Them: GEMS supports the beauty and worth inherent in all women by spreading the message “Girls are not for sale.”
Mission: Girls Educational and Mentoring Services’ (GEMS) mission is to empower girls and 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. GEMS is committed to ending commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking of children by changing individual lives, transforming public perception, and revolutionizing the systems and policies that impact sexually exploited youth.
How You Can Help:
- Host a screening of VERY YOUNG GIRLS, an exposé of the commercial sexual exploitation of girls in New York City as they are sold on the streets by pimps and treated as adult criminals by police. Rachel Lloyd, our Founder and Executive Director co-produced this important documentary.
- Donate through our website!
- Text GEMS to 85944 and donate $10! Once you receive a reply text, don’t forget to reply “YES” to confirm your donation!