ELIGIBILITY; High school students who have completed their Junior year. Be keenly interested in goverment and current events. have high moral charactor. Show strong leadership abilities. Demonstrate above-average scholastic achievment.
What is Girls State:
The American Legion Girl State program, first presented in the late 1930s is one of the most respected experiential learning programs in the United States. Girls State participants become extremely knowledgeable about the democratic process and how our republic works at the state and national levels. About 20,000 young women participate in the weeklong program across the nation each summer.Participants assume roles of government leaders and elected officials. During the immersive-learning program, girls live in "cities" within the dormitory on a colledge or university campus. The knowledge, memories, and friendships they take home last for a lifetime.
Develope leadership and pride in American citziens. Educate citzens about our system of goverment. Instills a greater understanding of American traditions. Simulates a desire to maintain a democratic governmental processes within or republic.
For information on Girl State please contact you local American Legion Auxiliary unit or visit www.ALAforVeterans.org