ALA California Girls State 2019
American Legion Auxiliary's California Girls State, 76th Session, will take place
June 24th through June 29th, 2019.
We are excited for you to join us for what we hope will be a life-changing week developing your leadership skills, learning about state and local government processes, discussing important issues with your peers from all over the state, and having fun in this unique environment.
You don't need to be an expert on politics or the government to have a fulfilling experience at California Girls State. On the first day and throughout the session, your counselors will introduce you to the program, explain different campaigning and voting processes we will use, and be there to support you both in grappling with the "politics" aspect and adjusting to the fast pace of the program. Thus, it's okay for delegates to arrive with different levels of understanding of how these processes work in real life. However, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the essential materials linked below before you arrive so that you can transition into the program more smoothly.
This program will likely be different from any other program you have attended in the past. Feel free to contact your sponsoring ALA unit, speak with your school counselor, or peruse this website to get prepared to attend California Girls State. We will update this page with more information as the session approaches, but in general we will teach you what you need to know once you arrive.
The Delegate Application and Alternate Application are intended to be filled out only by
those who have already been selected as official Delegates or Alternates by their school.
Please note: You must have a Google account in order to complete the online Delegate or Alternate Application.
If you do not have a Google account you can create one here. Feel free to email us with any questions or concerns.
If you receive a message that the form is no longer accepting responses, please do the following:
• Sign out of all google accounts on the computer.
• Clear the cache and the cookies.
• Reboot the computer.
If you are using a school computer, try a personal computer since schools may have policies that restrict access. Also, if you are using a school Google Drive account, try creating a new personal Google Drive account. If you have any other issues, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We continue to receive numerous applications daily, so the form is accepting responses.
Each year, California Girls State enjoys a fantastically interesting talent show with a diverse range of talented performers. Sign up to audition!
Check out our video about how to prepare for ALA's California Girls State!