Dr. Crystal Bailes is Founder and CEO of Girls Empowered Mentally for Success. For the past 17 years she has invested in the God given vision to face the unfortunate realities of humanity affecting children and teens.She is an ordained Pastor at The Center For Manifestations Inc.,and a Certified Mental Health Coach. She is committed to promoting healthy transitions, healing, and wholeness in the lives of people. Dr. Crystal Bailes is a retired NYC Correction Officer, during her 17 years of service she witnessed the tragedies associated with not investing in our youth. She holds a certificate in Non-Profit Management and Innovation from University of Tampa, Masters in Christian Psychology, and Doctor of Ministry from Manifest Theological Institute. The path that has been designated for her has led her from a place in her past filled with self -hate, self – loathing, and denial to now a place of empowerment. Her journey led her through the streets of NYC, beyond the prison walls, back to herself.Through much prayer and study, God has revealed to her the answer to successfully transitioning young girls into womanhood, it is called GEMS.Dr. Bailes is a native of Harlem New York .She has managed over 1.2 million dollars in grants, contracts, and donations as the CEO of Girls Empowered Mentally for Success, and Transitions Candles Social Enterprise.