About Girls State
American Legion Auxiliary units in all 50 states proudly host ALA Girls State, an amazing week of learning focused on responsible citizenship, leadership, and love for God and Country. Participants are assigned to mock cities and to either the “Fedralist Party” or the “Nationalist Party.” They are immersed in learning about the poloitcal process by electing officials for all levels of state governement and actively running a mock government. Assistance from dedicated ALA volunteers ensures the program’s non partisan governmental, patriotic, and civic objectives are carried out through interactive learning. Though the week is filled with many learning opportunities, there is always time for fun and the formation of long-term friendships.
Two girls are selected from each ALA Girls State program to attend the ALA Girls Nation. ALA Girls Nation ”senators” meet for a wee in Washington, D.C. where they run for political office, campaign, debate for the passage of legislation, and meet with U.S. Congressmen and Senators from their states/. Capping off the week of ALA Girls Nation is a possible meeting with the President of the United States at the White House. This year, ALA Girls Nation will convene in July.
See page 2 for current and past Girls State participants.
See page 3 to apply to be a Girls State candidate