Auxiliary units in all 50 states proudly host American Legion Auxiliary Girls State, an amazing week of learning focused on responsible citizenship and love for God and country. Students are assigned to mock cities where, divided into the “Federalist Party” and “Nationalist Party,” they are immersed into learning about the political process from dedicated volunteers, making sure the program’s nonpartisan governmental, patriotic and civic objectives are carried out with intense learning along with some fun.
The program directors also stay vigilant about raising the girls’ awareness of the importance of service, particularly to our veterans, the military and their families. Learn more about ALA Girls State
Two girls are selected from each American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program to attend American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation, where they become “senators” who meet for weeklong immersive learning in Washington, D.C. After running for office, electing a mock U.S. ALA Girls Nation President, and campaigning for the passage of mock legislation, the participants meet with real-life national government leaders.
The highlight of the week includes a visit to the White House where for most years, the American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation senators have visited with the President of the United States. Learn more about ALA Girls Nation
The 2019-2020 ALA administrative year has been extended to the 2020-2021 year due to COVID-19 closures/delays. Click here for more info.