American Legion Auxiliary
Arizona Girls State
69th Annual Session
June 5th - 11th, 2016
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
The Girls State program provides young women of high school age the opportunity to come together to study state government. It teaches them to understand that they are an integral part of the political process. It helps them realize they have a responsibility to make tomorrow a better time, the world a better place, and that this job is up to them regardless of religious or political beliefs. It gives them the opportunity to live together under their own government, which is executed entirely by them, and to deal with problems as they arise. They will see the political process work effectively or have setbacks.
LEARNING BY DOING IS THE KEY
TO THE SUCCESS OF THIS PROGRAM!
For one week each year a NEW STATE comes into being. Boundaries of this new state are the University of Arizona campus in Tucson. During the week they will learn about city, county and state government with emphasis being placed on political parties, campaigns and elections. They will be challenged to use their initiative and imagination. They'll make the most of their week by "getting involved". Girls State is sponsored by the world's largest women's patriotic organizations...The American Legion Auxiliary, therefore, each delegate must participate in All Flag Ceremonies.
GIRLS STATE IS NOT ALL WORK!!
The Girls State experience provides young women with the opportunity of meeting and becoming friends with girls from all over the state and common interests, will make that friendship last a lifetime.
We here at Arizona Girls State look forward to seeing you soon!