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Dear Members of the American Legion Family,
The 75th Annual Session of Nevada Girls State will take place June 12-18, 2022 at the UNR 4-H Facility in Stateline, Nevada (Lake Tahoe).
As you all know Nevada Girls State is a fast-paced, academic program presented by the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA). This week-long program teaches young women about state and local government through hands-on experience. Delegates participate in mock elections to become city, county, and state government, write legislation about topics important to them, and act as a state legislature at the end of the week to debate and vote on their legislation.
Each summer, approximately 20,000 young women participate in American Legion Auxiliary Girls State programs across the country. One of the most respected and coveted experiential learning programs in the United States, every ALA Girls State program operates with the same patriotic values through a non-partisan curriculum. The program epitomizes the ALA’s mission to honor those who have brought us our freedom through its enduring commitment to developing young women as future leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism.
Nevada Girls State is open to all young women in the summer before their Senior year in high school. The cost for a student to attend is $250 plus a $40 materials fee and a $75 transportation fee for anyone taking our buses from points south of Silver Springs (including the greater Las Vegas area).
For more information, please visit our website: www.NevadaGirlsState.net
If you’d like to help us recruit, if you would like to sponsor a delegate, or if you have any questions or concerns, please call us at (775) 513-4681.
Courtenay Burns, Ph.D.
ALA Department of Nevada