American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered, non-profit organization, dedicated to building women of integrity while offering a wholesome character and leadership development ministry for girls, ages 5 to 18. AHG was founded with the love of God … through the love of families … for the love of children.
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday’s of the month during the school year.
Building women of Integrity through service to God, family, community and country.
Since 1995, AHG has provided a Christ centered program of character development for girls ages 5-18. The American Heritage Girls mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country has been successfully achieved in parishes and parochial schools across the nation.
Today, more and more Catholic Charter Partners have joined AHG to achieve the mission of the
US Conference of Bishops:
- Empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today
- Draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the faith community
- Foster the personal and spiritual growth of each young person
Together, the Church and AHG work to help girls grow in their faith and love for God while learning to live their faith everyday in relevant and meaningful ways. This is accomplished through the volunteer work of faith filled Catholic adult mentors who facilitate the AHG program.
The AHG Oath
“I promise to Love God, Cherish my family, Honor my country, and Serve in my community.”
- AHG has received requests to learn more about the program from all 50 states, several countries, and military bases around the world.
- AHG is a non-profit, Christ-centered organization choosing to receive no government or United Way funding in an effort to maintain its biblical basis.
- AHG membership has experienced phenomenal growth at a rate of 30-50% per year, impacting tens of thousands of girls in 16 years! AHG’s growing numbers have expanded influence on girls across the country by further developing their character and service-mindedness.
- AHG, since its inception, has established a laser focus on service, promoting it as one of the key building blocks of young women … “Building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country.”
- AHG members logged more than 170,670 service hours for the 2010-11 program year. The Troops participate in many different service opportunities, such as Compassion International, Cookies for Kairos Prison Ministries, HUGS Duffle Bags, Operation Christmas Child, Scouting for Food Drive, as well as many others.
- AHG has its own highest honor, the prestigious Stars and Stripes Award
- AHG’s National Executive Director and Founder, Patti Garibay, has become a sought-after national spokesperson on teens and youth, receiving interview requests from such organizations as Family Research Council, American Life League, Focus on the Family, The Janet Parshall Show, Facing Life Head On, American Family Association and My Family Talk.
Life Skill Enhancement through multi-level badge program
Girl Leadership opportunities at all levels of programming
Developing Teamwork & Building Confidence through varied outdoor experiences
Character Development through community service and citizenship programs
Social Development through organized special events
Spiritual Development through biblically-based programming and religious recognition program
Teri Black, firstname.lastname@example.org
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