The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails has brought an innovative program and community event to girls in New Mexico: My Three Sisters. This program has been funded generously by the Walmart Foundation.
This series is focused on teaching 4th-8th grade Native American girls health and wellness in a way that is culturally relevant. The My Three Sisters program focuses on workshops for our Native communities that concentrate on Health and Wellness through healthy cooking of traditional food with Native American chefs from our local communities, fun physical activities (like pow wow, zumba, and self defense), and guest speakers talking about simple health initiatives that have big impacts.
The series ends with a family and community celebration planned and prepared by the girls themselves. Our final objective is to maintain the group relationship through Girl Scouts where we can deliver ongoing programs to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
The Walmart Foundation provided the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails a significant grant to deliver this program to girls in three Native American communities: Laguna, Gallup, and Zuni in 2017.