Thursday, August 30, 2012

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona Kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month

Arizona's Tucson News Now reports that Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona is kicking off Hispanic Heritage month with a fiesta this weekend.

Folklorico dancers in bright dresses, upbeat mariachi music and activities for the entire family will be featured. Hispanic Heritage month is celebrated nationally from September 15 to October 15, highlighting the rich culture, history and contributions of Hispanics across America.

This fiesta is only a small portion of the year long Hispanic Initiative the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona are participating in. This initiative is bringing girls together to participate in activities in their own neighborhoods.

“This often makes it easier for moms, older sisters, tias and abuelas to participate in Girl Scouts as a family,” noted Reina Ravago, Hispanic Initiative Coordinator. “It’s wonderful to see three generations learning, working, and having fun together through Girl Scout activities.”

Girl Scouts community involvement is happily noted by Jonathan Contreras, Director of Mariachi Aztlan de Pueblo High School, “We’re proud to be a part of this groundbreaking event and are glad that the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona is embracing the Hispanic community through its increasing efforts to appeal to the often overlooked Hispanic youth.”