ALA California Girls State 2020

The 77th Session of American Legion Auxiliary California Girls State will take place

June 22nd through June 27th, 2020.

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 ALA 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 ALA 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.

2021 Forms (available January 15, 2021)

2021 Delegate Parent/Guardian Packet •  2021 Delegate Application

2021 Alternate Parent/Guardian Packet   2021 Alternate Application

Samsung Scholarship

Transportation Form

The Delegate Application and Alternate Application should only be filled out by

those who have already been selected as official Delegates or Alternates by their local ALA unit.

Please note: You must have a Google account associated with a personal email address in order to complete the online Delegate or Alternate Application.  Do not use a school email address. If you do not have a Google account you can create one here.

If you receive a message that the form is no longer accepting responses, please do the following:

  1. Sign out of all google accounts on the computer.

  2. Clear the cache and the cookies.

  3. Reboot the computer.

If you are using a school computer, try a personal computer since schools may have policies that restrict access. 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.

Essential Materials

Program Overview (coming soon) • Program Constitution and Bylaws • Election Procedures & Program Structure

Writing Your BillAfter the Program • Packing List (updated 06/03/19) FAQ

Check out our video about how to prepare for ALA California Girls State!