Courtney Frederick

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria member Diamond and her mother Courtney Frederick display their Día de Los Muertos masks at Family Literacy Night.

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria held a Día de los Muertos-themed Family Literacy Night in late October for more than 100 guests, including Girls Inc. girls and their family members. The fun-filled evening featured hands-on, literacy-based activities in English and Spanish to help the girls practice common themes with their family members including rhyming, spelling and writing.

Each family also received free books from Girls Inc. to help build their own personal libraries.  Family Night participants enjoyed dinner, a raffle, unique prizes and the opportunity to make decorative masks. The special evening ended with hot chocolate and pan dulce.

Family Nights at Girls Inc. take place quarterly as part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to reach more girls and further cultivate relationships with their families. For more information, visit

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