Thursday, September 15, 2016

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

Dignity. Strength. Success. Equality. Change. Goals. These words represent so much of the fabric of Girl Scouting, but they also happen to be themes we’ll be highlighting this month as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, which starts on September 15th.

Fun fact? September 15th happens to be the anniversary of when Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua gained independence! Plus, Mexico’s Independence Day is the very next day, and Chile celebrates theirs just a few days later on the 18th.

In that spirit, we’re going to be celebrating some of the most independent, gutsy, innovative, and successful Hispanic and Latina women in history this month. Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts all month long for amazing inspiration from women including Supreme Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor; Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman to go to space; civil rights activist Dolores Huerta; seven-time Grammy winner Gloria Estefan; and 2016 Olympic superstar (not to mention gold medalist!), gymnast Laurie Hernandez.

We know—it’s an impressive roster!

These women aren’t just role models for Hispanic or Latina women. They’re not even just role models for women. They are role models for all of us as humans, striving to be the best we can and give the best we’ve got back to our chosen fields, our communities, and future generations. Join us in applauding all they’ve given us, as well as the legacies they’ve already left and continue to create.