Kentucky Girls State
Pictured above are Highland Unit 201 girls off to 2012 Girls State.
Congratulations to Girls State Chairman Lynn Phelps with her girls.
American Legion Auxiliary Girls State is a nonpartisan program that teaches young women responsible citizenship and love for God and Country. Since the inception of the Girls State program in 1937, nearly one million young people have had the opportunity to learn first-hand how their state and local government works. High school girls, who have completed their Junior year, spend an intensive week of study, working together as self-governing citizens at Auxiliary-sponsored Girls State programs in every state (with the exception of Hawaii).
Participants learn how to participate in the functioning of their state's government in preparation for their future roles as responsible adult citizens. Two girls are selected from each Girls State program to attend Girls Nation, a national government training program. Girls Nation "senators" meet for a week in Washington, D.C., where they run for political office, campaign for the passage of legislation and possibly meet with state Representatives and Senators. Capping off the week of Girls Nation is oftentimes a meeting with the President of the United States at the White House.
For information concerning Kentucky Girls State or Kentucky Boys State, please go the the YOUTH PROGRAMS page on this site and complete the sign up form. A program chairman from Highland Unit 201 will contact you shortly. Kentucky Girls State 2013 will be held June 9th - June 14th at the University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, KY.
To speak to a Girls State Chairman contact one of the following:
Lynn Phelps - Highland Unit 201 Girls State Chairman (502) 458-9916
Diane Barbee - Kentucky Girls State Chairman (859) 289-5945