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ALA GIRLS STATE

RACHEL BARNES,Director

CONTACT INFORMATION:

rachbarnes@gmail.com

 

CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE ALA GIRLS STATE COMMITTEE
Lindsey Mauldin Assistant Director (2 years) lindsay.maudlin@gmail.com
Amy Peters Committee Member amyirene@gmail.com
Heather Williams Committee Member benton.heatherray@yahoo.com
Jackie Pashang Committee Member jmpaschang@gmail.com
Anne Werner Secretary/Treasurer secretaryksgirlsstate@gmail.com
 
DISTRICT ALA GIRLS STATE CHAIRMAN
District One Linda Caudle lindacaudle@kc.rr.com Click:Go to District Page
District Two Linda Renken lindar2432@sbcglobal.net Click:Go to District Page
District Three Pam King pking20@icloud.com Click:Go to District Page
District Four Kay Busby kbusby@wildblue.net Click:Go to District Page
District Five Cindy White cindyreawhite@yahoo.com Click:Go to District Page
District Six Lisa Valcoure None Click:Go to District Page
District Seven Marsha Fletcher dollarsenseinc@att.net Click:Go to District Page
District Eight Lynette Stenzel gma4gals@gbta.net Click:Go to District Page
Program Purpose Statement:

To promote, publicize, and re-educate the general public and our members about our core program values of serving veterans and their families; To promote who we are, what we do, and why we matter.

Program Information:

American Legion Auxiliary Girls State is a non-partisan program that teaches young women responsible citizenship and love for God and Country.  Since the inception of the ALA 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, having completed their junior year spend an intensive week of study, working together as self-governing citizens at Auxiliary sponsored ALA Girls State programs in every state.  they 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 ALA Girls State program to attend ALA Girls Nation, a national government training program.  ALA Girls Nation "senators" meet for a week in Washington, D.C., where they run for political office, campaign for the passage of legislation and meet with state Representatives and Senators.  Capping off the week of ALA Girls Nation is often a meeting with the President of the United States at The White House.

June 8, 2017, the Sunflower Girls State Program celebrated it's 75th Year! Click the YouTube icon to view the video.

 

If you would like to learn more about American Legion Auxiliary Sunflower Girls State, the Department of Kansas official ALA Girls State program,  please visit the ALA Sunflower Girls State website at: www.ksgirlsstate.org. You can also follow us on our Facebook page: Sunflower Girls State.   

See  www.alaforveterans.org/Programs/ALA-Girls-State---Girls-Nation for brochure, posters, various press templates, and other girls state/girls nation member resources.

 

Mid-Year Unit Report are due to the District Chairman by December 1, 2017.

Year-End Unit Report are due to District Chairman by March 1, 2018.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1, 2018, or when capacity has been reached.
APPLICATION REFUND DEADLINE: May _______, 2018.
SUNFLOWER GIRLS STATE IS HELD IN JUNE OF EVERY YEAR. THIS YEAR'S SUNFLOWER GIRLS STATE WILL BE HELD JUNE 3 TO JUNE 8, 2018, IN LAWERENCE, KANSAS. (See Girls State website for more details.)
LOOKING FOR DISTRICT FORMS. . . <CLICK HERE> TO GO TO "DISTRICT ONLY" PAGE
Kansas Program Action Plan Mid-Year Report Form
Event Flyer End-Year Report Form
For Sunflower Girls State applications, visit www.ksgirlsstate.org
GIRLS STATE PROGRAM & OPERATIONS GUIDE- OFFICIAL MANUAL .

 

 

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