American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered non-profit focused on the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country. The AHG Program serves girls ages 5 to 18 and equips adult volunteers to help guide girl leadership. Learn more through our media sources below. Follow #AHGintheNews on social media.

Why Curse the Darkness When You Can Light A Candle? by Patti Garibay

A story of trust and obedience to inspire those who desire to make a Kingdom impact, yet struggle with the fear of inadequacy. Published August 2020.

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News, Radio & Show Appearances

Fox News Radio, The Todd Starnes Show

Baptist Press, American Heritage Girls Marks 25th Anniversary- September 18, 2020

The Christian Post, 3 Steps to Help Teen Girls Battling Anxiety and Depression May 2020

‘The Future is in His Hands’_ Christ-Centered Alternative to Girl Scouts Turns 25 _ CBN News January 2020

Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk with Dr. Tim Clinton, August 2019

Ministry in the Marketplace with Richard Hamlet

EWTN Global Catholic Network’s Morning Glory Show

American Heritage Girls: An Answer to the Moral Relativism in the Girl Scouts

American Family News’ One News Now

Georgene Rice – KPDQ Portland, Oregon

The Legacy Institute – Carrie Abbott Show

St. Gabriel Catholic Radio – Columbus, Ohio

KFUO Radio

Family Life 

Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk


Colson Center, Strong Women Podcast (Episode 22) with Sarah Stonestreet/Erin Kunkle & Patti Garibay

Sarah Hamaker, Hope for the Next Generation (Episode 18)

God’s Great Outdoors Podcast with Gerry Caillouet & Patti Garibay

Blog Posts

Moms in Prayer Unshaken Ohio

My Journey with Moms in Prayer

Christian Leadership Alliance Featured Blog Posts


Recent News Releases


American Heritage Girls Respect Life (January 28)

A Raising Godly Girls Guide to Fear and Anxiety in Uncertain Times (February 1)

American Heritage Girls’ Message to Parents: “God Called You; It’s Time to Answer the Call” (February 15)

American Heritage Girls- A Foundation of Faith Provides Hope for the Future (March 1)

Tackling 8 Stressors that Girls Face Today (April 5)

American Heritage Girls Keys for Adults to Child Safety Training (April 19)

AHG: Confronting the Loneliness Epidemic with True and Lasting Bonds of Friendship (April 19)

AHG Celebrates 25 Years -Data Reveals That Approximately 30% of Nonprofits Cease to Exist After Ten Years (April 26)

American Heritage Girls Differs from Girls Scouts USA—Here’s How (May 10)

American Heritage Girls Builds Young Women of Character Through Its Unique, Multi-Level Approach (May 17)

American Heritage Girls Announces ‘Live Free,’ Its Joyful and Forward-Focused Program Theme for 2021-2022 (June 7)

AHG Provides Positive, Powerful Experiences for Young Women During This Time of Reconnection (June 22)

AHG Proudly Stands for the Flag This Fourth of July (and Every Day!) (June 28)

American Heritage Girls Is Poised for Growth in 2021—A Year of Reconnection, Renewal and Revitalization (July 6)

American Heritage Girls Offers Its Catholic Members a Thriving Ministry and an Abundance of Faith-Focused Opportunities (July12)

American Heritage Girls Troops Launch Summer Smiles Adventure Campaign (July 19)

American Heritage Girls is Proud to ‘Celebrate Girlhood in Every Way’ (July 26)



New AHG Girl Handbooks Announcement (January 9)

American Heritage Girls Respects Life (January 23)

In a Time of Social-Distancing, Virtually Serving Others Becomes More Essential Than Ever (April 9)

American Heritage Girls Medical Hero Week (April 27)

American Heritage Girls B.Y. Faith Awards (May 19)

American Heritage Girls Catholic Faith Awards (May 19)

Patti Garibay Book: Why Curse the Darkness (August 12)

National Day of Service (September 14)


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For all press/media inquiries, please contact the American Heritage Girls Director of Marketing & Communications, Michelle Beckham-Corbin by phone at 513-771-2025 or email.

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At AHG we…
Live our Faith,
Cultivate a heart for service,
Enjoy outdoor adventure,
Build women of integrity,
Begin lifelong friendships,
And empower girls.

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