Anyone who has completed an entire session of ALA California Girls State is considered an alumna of the program. As an alumna, you are cordially invited to continue your involvement with the American Legion Auxiliary and ALA California Girls State in whichever ways you are able. There are a variety of ways to stay connected with the ALA California Girls State program
Apply for the Girls State Alumnae Foundation (GSAF) Internship
Program alumnae from the 2021 session are invited to apply for one of three paid internships.
Two Media Interns will be executing marketing initiatives by capturing the week through photo and video.
The Logistics Intern will support the ALA Girls State staff in administrative projects across the session.
More information is available on the California Girls State Alumnae Foundation website.
Volunteering for ALA California Girls State
We rely on the dedication of volunteers to run this week-long program for over 500 participants.
If you are interested in volunteering in a staff capacity for future sessions, contact us.
We also recruit for volunteers through our online alumnae networks.
Counselors must be at least 20 years of age or have graduated from high school 3 years prior to the start of the California Girls State session.
Additionally, we encourage you to contact us if you feel that you have skills or resources you can contribute to the work we do year-round to prepare for ALA California Girls State.
Connect with Alumnae
Get connected with our alumnae network of professional and empowered women across the United States. In addition to following our social media, you can join our alumnae foundation's LinkedIn Network, or join our Facebook groups for ALA California Girls State Alumnae and National ALA Girls State Alumnae.
Fundraise and Donate
It costs about $575 to send one delegate to ALA California Girls State. Funding this program comes from the tireless fundraising of local ALA units throughout California, as well as the ALA California Girls State Alumnae Foundation, volunteer staff, and dedicated alumnae. If you would like to donate, you can visit the Alumnae Foundation's website. We also invite you to connect with alumnae to discover creative fundraising ideas!
July of each year is our major fundraising drive, but we accept donations year-round!
Joining the American Legion Auxiliary
We encourage those who are eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary.
Information on ALA eligibility can be found here.