The mission of The GEMS Camp is to change the face of those who can access and excel in STEM studies and careers.
Founded in 2010, The GEMS Camp is one of the few girl-centric organizations founded and led by a Black female STEM educator. The mission of The GEMS Camp is to change the face of those who can access and excel in STEM studies and careers. Using a whole-child approach to STEM education, The GEMS Camp emphasizes building confidence in urban teen girls in five core areas, called the 5 Karat Gems-Academics, Career, Creativity, Leadership, and Service. In the summer of 2010, The GEMS Camp served its first cohort of 30 girls of color. Today, the organization offers four summer programs. To date, The GEMS Camp has served 450 girls. Last, The GEMS Camp was the recipient of the Million Women Mentors-TX Educational Organization Award presented by the Texas Girls Collaborative Project in December of 2020.