Join the fiesta as Girl Scouts kick off Hispanic heritage month | Arts & Culture
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 this Saturday at Kennedy Park, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Acts to be featured during the celebration are – Mariachi Aztlan de Pueblo High School and Ballet Folklorico Miztonitli from the U of A.
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. There are Girl Scout programs at the YWCA and Grijalva Elementary that feature bilingual Program Leaders and provide materials in Spanish.
“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.”
For more information on Girl Scouts’ Hispanic Heritage Celebration please contact Reina Ravago, Hispanic Initiative Coordinator, at email@example.com
WHEN: September 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Kennedy Park Fiesta Area (3700 S La Cholla Blvd)
COST: $5 per family (4 and under free), $2 for single entry