ALA Girls Nation

Since 1947, more than 7,000 politically astute young women have attended ALA Girls Nation in Washington D.C., gleaning a firsthand glimpse of the inner workings of federal government and a chance to experience civics and American government outside the textbook. Every year, two girls are selected from each ALA Girls State program to attend ALA Girls Nation, an additional weeklong learning experience in federal governance, leadership development and American heritage. As 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.

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ALA Girls Nation Senators are voted on at the ALA Evergreen Girls State program by the citizens of Evergreen Girls State. The minimum requirements to run for U.S. Senator are:

  1. Current high school junior (Class of 2023)
  2. Available for weeklong program in Washington, D.C. in July (No Exceptions) – Dates are TBD but will be announced at EGS 2022

As a Girls State Senator you will participate in the weeklong program in Washington, D.C., which includes writing and debating legislation, networking with our Girls State girls from around the country, visiting the U.S. Capitol and other significant landmarks, and more. Girls State Senators are also asked to come back to Evergreen Girls State the following year to share their experiences from Girls Nation.