about the program
To provide an outstanding, unique and coveted educational opportunity for the young women of California that instills the basic ideals and principles of American government.
The American Legion Auxiliary's California Girls State is a leadership program designed to increase awareness and knowledge of governmental processes while teaching young women about the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
Delegates come away with a greater appreciation of the American Flag and of the sacrifices made by our veterans. While at Girls State, they make friends with outstanding young women from around the California and have a fun and inspiring week they'll remember for the rest of their lives.