Tuesday, September 28, 2010

GSNCA Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15- October 15, Girl Scouts everywhere are paying homage to Latinos. This month is a celebration of the diversity and rich culture of Hispanics across the country.

This celebration of Hispanic Heritage gives girls from all backgrounds the opportunity to come together to learn and connect with the Hispanic culture. This month serves as the perfect time to commemorate the outstanding literacy campaign in places such as Nicaragua by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS.)

Locally GSNCA has started its own Hispanic outreach by partnering with St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church to put on events for the local Hispanic community. GSNCA currently serves the Hispanic population through its uniquely ME! program, which combats many of the issues facing Hispanic pre-adolescent and adolescent aged girls. The core curriculum, which integrates the latest research from the Girl Scout Research Institute, consists of age appropriate booklets with information and exercises about recognizing one’s strengths and best attributes, identifying healthy media images, handling peer pressure, healthy eating habits, hygiene, general wellness, exercise and identifying core values and personal interests. The overall goal of uniquely ME! is to foster the growth of self-esteem within the realms of the participant’s intellectual, physical, psychological, social and mental development.

GSNCA will also participate in the 8th Annual Fiesta on October 23rd at Regions Park in Hoover. Girl Scouts will have activities for girls including the creation of friendship bracelets and swaps. Admission is free, learn more at www.fiestahbc.com. Come Join Us!

We invite you to celebrate with Girl Scouts as we strive to provide young Latinas—and every girl—with the leadership skills and opportunities so they can make a powerful, positive and profound contribution to their community—and to our world!