‘We Are Grateful That the Lord Has Allowed Us to Prosper In Our Mission of Building Young Women of Integrity Through Service to God, Family, Community and Country’
November 22, 2021
CINCINNATI, Ohio — As America celebrates the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621, the year after the pilgrim’s arrival in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620, American Heritage Girls (AHG, www.americanheritagegirls.org), oneof the world’s largest Christian, scout-type organizations, is taking a moment to praise God for His many incredible accomplishments through AHG over the years.
“We are so thankful for the amazing young women with whom we have the privilege to work; the wonderful volunteers and staff members that make AHG possible; and the continued ability to help raise godly girls all across America,” said Patti Garibay, founder and executive director of American Heritage Girls. “Most of all, we are extremely grateful that the Lord has allowed us to prosper in our mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country.”
Since its inception in 1995, AHG has grown exponentially all around the world. With progressive level Christian programming that is rich in opportunities for girls of all ages and abilities, AHG is dedicated to equipping young women with the biblical background, leadership abilities, and life skills to be a well-rounded woman of faith.
This year, AHG is especially thankful for over 52,000 girls and adult members in all 50 states and the exponential growth they have seen just in the last year. Additionally, AHG Troops regularly perform service of all types within their communities year-round. In the last AHG Program Year ending May 30, 2021, AHG girls accomplished an impressive total of 417,295 service hours.
Garibay continued, “Whether you’re the parent of a brand-new kindergartner or a teenage girl navigating the ever-changing world of high school, American Heritage Girls is excited by the opportunity to come alongside parents and guardians to raise godly girls. Our world desperately requires a generation of women who know who they are and whose they are in Christ. The AHG Program is at the forefront of this urgent need, teaching girls the incredible God-given worth that lies within them, and we are so thankful for God’s provision as we strive to continue our journey in raising godly girls.”
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—including the prevalence of bullying and cyberbullying. 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.
To schedule interviews with Patti Garibay, Founder and Executive Director of American Heritage Girls, contactMedia@HamiltonStrategies.com, Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096 ext. 105, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.To inquire about airing the “Raising Godly Girls Minute” with Patti Garibay, contact Michael Hamilton, 610.584.1096, ext. 101.