ALA Girls State/Girls Nation programs is to provide a nonpartisan participatory program that teaches eligible high school females responsible citizenship grounded in ethics, the principles of our nation’s founders and respect for God and Country.
High school girls, who have completed their Junior year, spend an intensive week of study, working together as self-governing citizens at Auxiliary-sponsored Girls State programs in every state. In most cases, expenses associated with attending this program are paid by a sponsoring American Legion Post, a local business or another community-based organization.
Participants learn how to participate in the functioning of their state’s government in preparation for their future roles as responsible adult citizens.
In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.
You will be placed into a city or town with 20-30 other Girls Staters from across Massachusetts with whom you will form life-long friendships
As a program that focuses on government, you will learn about the different aspects that run city and state governments!
During your week at Girls State, you have the opportunity to participate in band, chorus, sports or study halls during your free time. We also hold a talent show and dance at the end of the week to celebrate your successes at Girls State!
Learning about the foundation of our nation’s government and the importance of supporting our veterans is one of the main goals of the American Legion Auxillary.
To educate tomorrows leaders of mankind.
You must be entering your senior year of high school, be sponsored by your local American Legion Auxillary or another organization and fill out the requirements on our application. We hope to see you this June!