The Mission of Gem Academy is to set the bar as the gold standard as a health care solution for overweight and obese adolescents. This will be done through a scientific approach and evidence based practices in every aspect possible ranging from dietary and counseling to activity and fitness. The goal is to improve the quality of life for every student through health education, academic achievement, personal growth and self-awareness, philanthropy, and nurturing of self-respect and individual diversity. These fundamentals form a foundation so that we establish a legacy of achievement that stands as a source of pride for both our staff and our students. And while every student arrives at Gem at a different place in their lives, we as an organization persevere to ensure that every student transitions with the tools and support necessary to affect positive change in their life outside of the Academy.