The Patuxent River (MD) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is proud of the work accomplished within its umbrella program. The program, Cultivating Young Girls into GEMS;
Global-minded, Empowered, and Motivated for Success, focuses on the development of young ladies in a holistic manner incorporating the work of all five of The Links,
Incorporated's program facets (Services to Youth, Arts, Health & Human Services, International Trends and Services, and National Trends & Services).
The chapter is currently implementing the GEMS' program at Roberto Clemente Middle School for 6th-8th grade girls in collaboration with the school's administration and the Montgomery County Recreation Department's Excel Beyond the Bell (after-school) program. The chapter is concurrently implementing the GEMS' program for 5th grade girls from Clopper Mill, Germantown and McAuliffe elementary schools at Germantown Elementary School.
The Patuxent River (MD) Chapter's future plans include following the GEMS through high school and awarding a targeted number of college scholarships as the GEMS matriculate.