What is ALA Girls State?
The American Legion Auxiliary’s 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 those who have brought us our freedom through our enduring commitment to develop young women as future leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism. The young women become knowledgeable of the democratic process and how our republic form of government works at the state and national levels.

Each summer, approximately 16,000 young women participate in weeklong ALA Girls State programs across the nation. Every American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program operates with the same patriotic values through a nonpartisan curriculum where students assume the roles of government leaders, campaigning in mock parties (often called “Federalists” and “Nationalists”) to become mayors and county and state officials of their ALA Girls State. The program is a weeklong immersive learning experience, often held on a college campus where girls live in “cities” within a dormitory-like setting. The learning, experience, memories, and friendships last a lifetime.



June 18 - 23, 2023

Hey Ladies!!!

Interest Form

Delegate Application

Staff Application

Unit Funds Transmittal

Girls State Orientation Dates for 2023

April 1st  10am -Region 4 – Brooklyn-Curtis Bay Unit 187- 1527 Cherry Street, Baltimore, Md. 21227

 April 1st 2pm – Zoom

April 8th – 10am – Region 5 – Laurel, Maryland Unit 60 - 2 Main Street, Laurel, Md. 20707

 April 8th – Noon- Region 3 – Dundalk Unit 38 -3300 Dundalk Ave, Dundalk, Md. 21222

 April 22nd – 10am – Region 1 – Susquehanna Uint 135 – 300 Cherry Street, Perryville, Md. 21903

 April 22nd – TBD 

April 23rd – Region 6 – Harry White Wilmer Unit 82 – 6330 Crain Hwy, La Plata, Md. 20646

 April 29th – 11am Region 8 – Steadman-Keenan Unit 96 – 18 S. Maple Ave, Brunswick, Md. 21716. ( Make up).