D.B.G.E.M: 
We are D - Developing B - Boys into GEM's

Programs

The programs ultimate approach involves four distinct mentoring programs tailored to the unique needs of middle and high school males

Gemstone Material Formation I & II

Designed for 7th and 8th grade middle school students moving to high school, and 9th grade high school. This program focuses on introducing academic direction, personality/ career assessment tests, jobs, careers, innovation, and personal resilience.

Mineralogy Study

Catering to students from middle and high school in at-risk programs or facing suspension, this program provides targeted guidance and support to address challenges and promote positive decision-making.

Gemstone Classification I & II

Targeting tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade high school students, this program offers PSAT/SAT/ACT and ASVAB preparation, personality/ career assessment tests, career awareness training, job and career introductions virtually and physically, mentoring, counseling, and internship opportunities to facilitate informed career choices.

Gemstone Clarity

Engaging youth involved in the juvenile court system, this program offers
mentorship and alternative pathways to redirect their lives towards positive outcomes.

Developing Boys into Gainfully Employed Men, Inc. (DBGEM) Male Youth Enrichment Program:

Key Points

DBGEM operates as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to provide life preparedness and mentoring for middle and high school boys, particularly those facing challenges in the Suburbs and Greater Metropolitan Atlanta area.

The primary focus of DBGEM is on boys aged 13 to 18, especially those at risk of falling behind in school or becoming involved in the juvenile justice system.

DBGEM serves communities in the Suburbs and Greater Metropolitan Atlanta area, reaching boys who lack focus, drive, motivation, and need support.

DBGEM aims to promote a commitment among boys and their families to develop intentional life preparedness habits, self-discipline, and a sense of purpose for their future. The program focuses on academic support, career exploration, and personal development.

We collaborate with local school districts, churches, homeowner associations, secondary colleges/universities, and the juvenile court systems to reach boys in need and provide comprehensive support.

We offer tailored programs for different age groups, including

Seventh and Eighth graders transitioning to high school,

High schoolers preparing for gainful employment, and

Those in need of extra support or guidance.

  • Trained, educated professionals and mentors conduct sessions, workshops, and outings to equip boys with essential life skills, career awareness, and job readiness.
  • DBGEM plans to sustain its operations through ongoing fundraising efforts, partnerships with businesses and educational institutions, and the support of the local community.
  • Our long-term vision is to empower young men who are prepared for life after high school, equipped with the skills, knowledge, and opportunities to pursue meaningful careers and contribute positively to society.

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