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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The selection process for ALA Evergreen Girls State’s Girls Nation representatives occurs during the program week. The two girls selected are “U.S. Senators” who are elected as part of the election process that takes place during the week of Evergreen Girls State. Students who are interested in running for this position should review the ALA Girls Nation program information and ensure they are available for the dates of the program. The dates for the 2024 ALA Girls Nation session are July 20 – 27, 2024. They will be required to write a piece of legislation and submit it prior to attending ALA Girls Nation. Also, the U.S. Senators are often asked to return to Evergreen Girls State the following year to share a little about their experience at ALA Girls Nation and their legislation they presented while they were there.