American Legion Auxiliary


Girls State

June 10 - 17, 2023
Central Washington University, Ellensburg
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2023 Program Quick facts

  • Open to current high school junior and senior girls
  • Scholarship opportunities available (current juniors only)
  • Opportunity to attend ALA Girls Nation (current juniors only)
  • Financial assistance available to attend

it's our 75th anniversary!

Please join us to celebrate our 75th ALA Evergreen Girls State session! This year’s virtual experience will be a blend of top-notch speakers and interactive activities that will teach young women about government, bill writing, leadership, citizenship, and more. Please use the link above to sign up for this exciting session!

A premium program for high school girls

The American Legion Auxiliary’s (ALA) marquee Girls State program, first presented in 1937, is one of the most respected and coveted experiential learning programs presented in the United States. The program epitomizes the ALA’s mission to honor veterans through our enduring commitment to develop young women as future leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism. The young women become knowledgeable in the democratic process and how our republic form of government works at the local, state and national levels.