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Christian powerhouse speakers provide spiritual inspiration for hundreds of AHG staff and volunteers

July 25, 2022

CINCINNATI, Ohio American Heritage Girls (AHG, www.americanheritagegirls.org), the premier faith-based, scout-type leadership development program for girls ages five to 18, is proud to not only encourage and equip girls with the tools needed to becoming godly girls of integrity, but also provide its volunteers and leaders with unique development opportunities in order to maximize the impact for the future generations of girls.

AHG recently held the AHGinspire Leadership Conference on June 9-11, at the Springdale Nazarene Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, and attendees are still raving about the powerful, Christ-centered discussions and workshops that were available at the event. Held every four years, the conference gives AHG the opportunity to appreciate, empower, and encourage AHG volunteers and staff.

“We have been so blessed to have such wonderful staff and volunteers that really help make AHG what it is,” stated AHG Founder and Executive Director Patti Garibay. “We designed the AHGinspire Leadership Conference to be a time of refreshment and renewal for our leaders — a chance to pour back into them, which will in turn equip them with the tools to be better leaders for our girls.”

The conference included five keynote sessions (including one from Garibay) and 22 breakout workshops from notable speakers such as Ryan and Bethany Bomberger of The Radiance Foundation, Trail Life CEO Mark Hancock, clinical psychologist Dr. Juli Slattery, and more. The speakers were specifically chosen to encourage and inspire AHG volunteers and leaders through powerful, intimate breakout sessions. Many of the topics discussed touched on the tough issues girls are facing in today’s culture and offered tools to help facilitate conversations around these concerns.

Garibay commented, “Now, more than ever, Christians are called to serve as lights in the darkness. The culture begs for wholeness, and we are the lamplighters whose fuel is biblical truth. Our AHG volunteers are investing into the lives of the next generation of young women and know the importance of truth and generational faith. We are blessed to disciple the next generation through the fun that is AHG.”

For more information about the AHGinspire Leadership Conference materials, click here.

AHG’s mission is to build women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country. Itis dedicated to providing authentic, positive, and values-driven character and leadership development opportunities and outdoor adventure for girls across the nation.

American Heritage Girls was founded in 1995 by a group of parents who wanted this faith-based, scout-type character development program for their daughters. At AHG, girls ages five to 18 meet together as a single Troop at the same time and then break out into Units by Levels. This gives AHG girls the important social experience of interacting with friends and godly mentors of various ages; members also learn leadership skills within a group setting. AHG Troops are located in local communities across the nation. If none exists in a given area, families can bring the AHG Program to their own area. An American Heritage Girls Troop Development Coach is available to provide resources to potential Charter Organizations and other families to form a new Troop. To hear more about the purpose, mission, and vision of AHG from Founder and Executive Director Patti Garibay, click here.

Today, there are Troops in all 50 states and girls being served in 15 countries around the globe. Girls can join a Troop at any time; if a Troop is not available nearby, they can become a Trailblazer and enjoy the AHG program alongside their parent. A variety of Christian denominations are also represented as Charter Organizations for Troops. Thousands of volunteer members across the country are helping girls grow in their faith, cultivate a heart for service, enjoy the great outdoors, and have more fun than they can imagine. 

The “Raising Godly Girls” radio feature and Raising Godly Girls blog shares guidance and biblically based advice on many key topics affecting girls today — from bullying and identity to anxiety and body image issues. It gives parents, educators, and faith community leaders a set of tools, resources, and Scripture-based advice to assist in raising girls after God’s own heart. The “Raising Godly Girls Minute” with Patti Garibay airs on 900+ Christian radio stations across the country.