What is The Girls State Program?
Girls State began as one-and-two day sessions in the late 1930's. Washington D.C. and Delaware are credited with first launching the program. In 1939, Girls State was expanded to a week-long government education program. Since 1948, it has been a regular part of the American Legion Auxiliary's Americanism curriculum. The program has grown from a few hundred participants to nearly 20,000 Girls State delegates annually.
Girls State offers training in the processes of self government and good citizenship as practiced in a democratic society.
We have 2 political parties at Girls State named the Federalist and the Nationalist. Those parties do not reflect the two major political parties in today's system of government.
Girls State citizens participate in political parties and elections are held to fill state positions. For example, Governor, Lt. Governor, Auditor, Insurance Commissioner and State Treasurer.
Girls State for 2015 will go from June 28th to July 2nd.
The Girls State Program is for High School girls who are in their Junior year.
You can contact Helen Skelton at 302-945-8694 for more information.
If you are interested in participating in the Delaware Girls State, please complete the three forms below and submit them to Helen Skelton by February 28, 2015.
If student is selected, there is a $75.00 registration fee.
After the Interview, you will be instructed to have a medical examination by a physician a month before Girls State begins. The certificate below MUST be completed and presented to registration on the opening day of Girls State. If this is not completed, you will not be able to attend.
The girls who are selected for this program will be attending "Youth in Governement Day". The County days for this one day program is as follows:
You can also find more information by going to the National website at http://www.alaforveterans.org/Programs/ALA-Girls-State---Girls-Nation/