American Legion Auxiliary


Girls State

June 23 - 28, 2024
Central Washington University, Ellensburg

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2024 Program Quick facts

  • Open to current high school junior girls
  • Scholarship opportunities available 
  • Opportunity to attend ALA Girls Nation 
  • Financial assistance available to attend

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.