The American Legion Auxiliary provides significant cash assistance and direct service, and supports legislation that affects children at the local, state, and national levels. The Auxiliary's youth development programs focus on teaching responsible citizenship and love for God and Country, as well as helping the children of our veterans and servicemembers and engaging the next generation to become members of the American Legion Auxiliary. Read more about ALA Girls State Read more about ALA Girls Nation Download ALA Youth Programs Brochure (pdf) Learn more about the Youth Hero/Good Deed Awards
For seven days, ALA Girls Nation senators hold mock Senate sessions which require them to write, caucus, and debate bills; campaign for elected office; elect an ALA Girls Nation president and vice president; and work together to pass legislation. But, the program is so much more than hours spent in Senate.
Pride, democracy, patriotism, growth, inspiration, friendship, and empowerment best sum up the experience of ALA Girls Nation 2016. | 70 Years Later: Celebrating ALA Girls Nation
ALA Girls State
is a unique
young women to
knowledgeable stewards of freedom and
democracy.Read more about ALA Girls State | Visit ALA Girls State on Facebook
Every year, two outstanding girls from each ALA
Girls State program are selected to attend ALA Girls
Nation in Washington, D.C. As ALA Girls Nation
“senators,” they campaign for political office, craft
and debate the passage of legislation, and meet
with their real-life counterparts on Capitol Hill.Read more about ALA Girls Nation | Visit ALA Girls Nation on Facebook | Visit ALA Girls Nation on Instagram
Engaging the next generation to become members in the American Legion Auxiliary is the important purpose of the Junior Activities Program. Junior Auxiliary membership is open to girls from infancy through age 17. The Junior Activities Committee prepares girls to become active adult members of the organization by providing positive volunteer experiences that instill the ideals of the Auxiliary. These girls develop leadership skills while having fun and will hopefully become the future leaders of our organization.ALA Youth Programs Brochure (pdf) | Visit ALA Juniors on Facebook
To recognize and reward the positive actions of our children and youth, the American Legion Auxiliary has two special national awards bestowed to youth nominated by units. The Youth Hero Award recognizes someone less than 18 years of age who performs a heroic act of physical bravery. The Good Deed Award is for youths 18 years of age or younger who have contributed in a special way to society through community service.