We help at-risk youth and young adults save their lives and build a better tomorrow through mentoring, education, and training.
Glover Empower Mentoring (GEM) is a community-based nonprofit organization that offers mentoring and case management services to youth and young adults throughout King and Pierce Counties, by working together with state and local governments and municipalities, and other various community-based organizations.
GEM is a leader in restorative justice practices that foster youth empowerment and divert them from criminal justice involvement into positive pathways of education, employment, and healthy relationships.
Since 2014, Glover Empower Mentoring has engaged over 7000 youth and 312 adults in formal mentoring relationships, for a total of over 16,583 hours of mentoring time. For nearly two years, we have successfully grown our youth engagement and volunteer commitment—taking on an average of one new mentee per month and one new mentor per quarter.
With referrals from our community partners and affiliates, we have been able to support young adults with opportunities to continue and extend their education along with employment resources.
Through our programs, youth gain access to education support resources, and career exploration tools and develop skills to build healthy relationships.
Through our strategic partnerships with area schools and community-based organizations youth and young adults benefit from consistent programming and intentional interactions.
GEM is committed to providing mentoring and case management services and supporting individuals as they pursue goals throughout their lifetime. Our programs focus on building essential skills needed to become productive, contributing citizens. Workshops for youth and young adults include positive self-identity and personal vision, life skills, social and emotional skills, moral character, work ethic, and lifelong learning. All programming techniques are developed using S.M.A.R.T. Goals and utilize multiple mentoring/healthy relationship models.
GEM hosts and facilitates weekly community mentoring session to young adults within the community. These weekly group sessions focus on: local & national topics, poll topics through mentors and mentees, mental health, and education.
GEM provides after-school mentoring at both the middle and high school level. Similar to our community mentoring model, gem mentors dialogue and engage youth in a wide range of topics that are relevant to participant’s life and liberty.
Through this unique intense form of mentoring, participants engage in self-identity, self-awareness, and self-respect. This eight week program is designed to meet young adults where they are at and build self-esteem to elevate them to a different mindset.
GEM provides in-school mentoring in the form of weekly group sessions held during student’s advisor or home-room period. This model of mentoring allows mentors to be present at the youth’s school to offer support and provide educational advocacy for student and family.
Each and every one of our team members represents the spirit of our organization: driven, committed, and acutely aware of how limitless GEM’s potential is to impact our community.
The vital work of GEM is made possible by people like you who contribute their unique backgrounds, knowledge, and experience to the youth we serve. Our needs change based on current events, adding flexibility to get you involved in an area that inspires you!