Big Idea Entertainment (VeggieTales)
American Heritage Girls officially partnered with Big Idea and VeggieTales in June 2010. The partnership was initially launched with the goal for Big Idea and AHG to together share the message of ''true beauty'' through VeggieTales' DVD, Sweetpea Beauty. Additional information on this opportunity can be found here. Big Idea Entertainment is the leading faith-based studio and producer of children's and family programming, characters and brands. Since 1993, Big Idea's best-selling animated series VeggieTales has sold 53+ million videos, 13 million books and more than 7 million CDs.
U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation’s (USSAF) Trailblazer Adventure Program
The USSAF Trailblazer Adventure Program introduces youth and their families to outdoor activities such as shooting, fishing, hunting, and trapping. More than 1.3 million youth and their families have participated in a Trailblazer program since its inception in 2001.
The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation’s (USSAF) Trailblazer Adventure Program and the American Heritage Girls (AHG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on May 16, 2012. Under this new agreement, all current and potential members of AHG nationwide will have an opportunity to experience the excitement of outdoor adventures including shooting sports, archery, fishing, and a host of other hands-on outdoor related activities.
The USSAF Trailblazer Adventure Program staff will be working with AHG Troops across the country to introduce them to the enjoyment of the outdoors and the connection between American sportsmen and women and conservation.
The relationship that led to the MOU was cultivated at the Boy Scouts of America Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. USSA will be working with AHG to develop outdoor programs and create leadership opportunities for girls. USSA will also teach outdoor training workshops at AHG's 2012 National Leadership Conference.
For more information, visit www.trailblazeradventure.org.
Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
American Heritage Girls and the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (LCTHF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in August 2011. Through this MOU, the LCTHF and AHG will collaborate on projects and programs that interpret the stories of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and provide stewardship of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation seeks to connect people and place in the spirit of Lewis and Clark, promote scholarship on Lewis and Clark issues, and preserve the Lewis and Clark Trail. With a national scope, the Foundation has a presence in all 50 states as well as many countries throughout the world. AHG girl members across the country are able to complete requirements to earn patches through the Ohio River Chapter of the LCTHF.
Pure Freedom (Secret Keeper Girl)
American Heritage Girls developed a working relationship with Pure Freedom and its founders, Bob and Dannah Gresch in April 2010. Pure Freedom provides resources in the form of books and live events to equip men and women of all ages to live lives of purity. Dannah provides a special emphasis on equipping moms to raise their tween girls to be sexually pure, modest and emotionally whole teen girls. AHG hosted one of Pure Freedom's live events, Secret Keeper Girl, during the ministry's 15th Anniversary Convention and has been promoted in Dannah Gresch's book Six Ways to Keep the "Little" in Your Girl.
Student Outdoor Experience
American Heritage Girls partnered with Student Outdoor Experience in early 2010. This organization provides older girls of AHG with a power packed event designed to teach leadership through outdoor experiences. Their training includes high energy, hands on activities, turkey and deer calling competitions, tent pitching competitions, archery shoots, fishing, and hunter safety courses. AHG girls from all across the country enjoyed their SOE adventure during AHG's 15th Anniversary Convention. AHG's relationship with SOE continues to be defined with more opportunities being provided to AHG members.
American Heritage Girls' relationship with iShine Ministries started in March 2009. iShine Ministries exists to provide parents and their kids with a dynamic and positive role in affecting the identity of tweens and preteens. The "i" in iShine stands for Identity, because iShine LIVE! is all about teaching girls to find their Identity in Christ. iShine Minstries has developed iShine LIVE! a 90 minute, high-energy, biblically-based event geared towards tweens that provided the perfect opening night kick-off to AHG's 15th Anniversary Convention. Youth have an easy time relating to those on stage because all of the performers and speakers are under the age of 18 - the power of peers (1 Timothy 4:12)! More information on AHG's relationship with iShine can be found here.