The Jemz 8-Week Class Mission is to enrich the lives of girls in the 5th - 8th grade. Building self-esteem and empathy while learning the importance of compassion, tolerance, gratitude, having a positive attitude, working together and seeing the good in others. 

The JEMZ program achieves this mission through relationship building activities, group discussion, journal writing and our six main character lessons. The lessons are what make the program so powerful & special! Each lesson gives a tangible example or visual image of the content being discussed. This impacts our students in a great way and will carry with them throughout their life.

Jemz Girls Program

The Jemz 8-week program is written by The Workshop's owner, Amy Colombo.


JEMZ is an 8-Week Class - meeting once per week for 60 minutes

Ages - 5th - 8th Grade 

*Class Breakdown

  • First 30 minutes - Connection Circle (Connection Question & Journal Writing, JEMZ Lesson and Group Discussion) 

    • Weekly Character Lessons and a brief description: 

      • Week 1-  Introduction Class - Go over the Class Pledge (Code of Conduct) - Each student will sign in agreement

      • Week 2 - Finding a Star in Others - The beauty of diversity and the importance of seeing that there is good in everyone

      • Week 3 - Crush - Understanding the power behind our words and actions and seeing that everyone is a human being with real feelings AND the importance of expressing our emotions in healthy ways

      • Week 4 - Living a Life of Gratitude - Becoming more aware of all that we have and expressing our outer and inner voice of appreciation to our self and others

      • Week 5 - Breaking Negative Cycles - Visualizing the impact of a bad attitude and how it can affect many individuals

      • Week 6 - Compliments - Learning to value a compliment by accepting them AND giving them generously

      • Week 7 - Attitude is Everything - Living life with a positive attitude and understanding that it is a choice!

      • Week 8 - Class Graduation 

  • Last 30 minutes -  JEMZ Activity 

    • Each JEMZ Activity promotes having fun while building relationships within the group. They also target some of the following but not limited to:

      • Building Self Esteem

      • Promoting Teamwork and Team Spirit

      • Decision Making and Communication

      • Speaking in front of a Group

      • Getting to Know One Another on a Deeper Level

      • Bonding with a new Friend

      • Best of All... Lots of FUN!

* At the end of each class, girls are sent home with a take-home assignment (JEMZ Challenge) that focuses on the lesson of the day. The challenge reinforces the lesson that we dove into together as a group. Girls bring their completed JEMZ Challenge back to class. For each Challenge complete they earn a JEMZ star. If all six stars are awarded girls will receive their JEMZ tshirt and certificate during their last class.

* Girls are also sent home with a JEMZ Report. This keeps parents and loved ones included in what their child is doing during each class.


3101 W. Ridge Rd.

Rochester, NY 14626