Girl Scouts reach out to Latinas through initiative

Girl Scouts Heart of Central California has developed goals for a program it calls the Hispanic Initiative. The idea is to attract more young Latino women to Girl Scouts.

Some of the ideas are to:

Recruit, train and support Spanish-speaking women to lead volunteer Girl Scout groups for their daughters.

Create a system of bilingual comadres/mentors and trainers to support new Spanish-speaking leaders.

Translate and prepare a Spanish-language Girl Scouts Heart of Central California Leaders Resource Book and other orientation and training materials.

Create partnerships with Hispanic/Latino individuals and organizations to promote Girl Scouts.

Work with the Dolores Huerta Foundation and local Latina girls and women to develop a Dolores Huerta Interest Project patch focused on leadership development and advocacy for girls in grades 6-12.

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