girlsstatelogoAmerican Legion Auxiliary Girls State is the premier programs for teaching how government works while developing leadership skills & an appreciation for your rights as a citizen. As a participant in the program you, will run for office, learn public speaking, create and enforce laws and actively participate in all phases of creating and running a working government in this exciting and fun summer program.

You’ll meet other students from across your state who will become friends for life.

You’ll develop confidence and leadership skills that will shape your future.

Many states offer scholarships or admission preference for attendees of Boys or Girls State.


The 69th Montana’s American Legion Auxiliary Girls State 2017 Program, will be held on the campus of Carroll College from June 11th - June 17th.  It is a hands-on learning experience about local, county and state government. The delegates may participate in a Mock Trial and debate delegate-written legislation and they  elect city and state officials along with two young women to attend Girls Nation in Washington DC the end of July.   


Delegates to ALA Girls State are selected from girls who have completed their junior year of high school, have an interest in government and current events, show strong leadership abilities, and have high moral character. Local American Legion Auxiliary units sponsor the girls and the $300.00 delegate fees may be paid through the unit or other local organizations.


Forty nine states support the ALA Girls State program with about 20,000 young women participating in the weeklong program of a nonpartisan curriculum. The girls are split into six fictional cities named after gem stones in Montana.  Additional Activities include a talent show, field trips, journalism, debate and public speaking.


Montana American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program held their first session in 1938 and it  is one of most respected experiential learning programs in the United States. Guided by the principle, “For God and Country” the program epitomizes the Auxiliary’s mission to honor those who have brought us our freedom by continuing to train young women to be leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism.


Jennifer Herman - Chairman

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Phone # 370-6492


2017 Delegate Fee: $300 

2017 Girls State -   6/11 - 6/17 At Carroll College


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