Our Girls State point of contact is Sue Lee at 507-261-5268.
Girls State is an American Legion Auxiliary program to empower and educate young women across Minnesota in Americanism and city, county and state government. This nation-wide program is well-known and recognized by the National Secondary Principal’s Association.The Minnesota program is held one week each June on Bethel University campus in Arden Hills, MN., a suburb of St. Paul, MN. The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 92’s sponsorship of this program includes the program fee, materials, all meals and dormitory room and transportation costs.
1. Candidate must be in her junior year. She must be attending a Minnesota public, charter, home school, parochial or private school or be a resident of Minnesota.
2. She must show respect for the American Flag and be willing and eager to pledge her allegiance to it.
3. She may not have participated as a citizen in any previous session of Girls State.
4. She should be physically healthy.
5. She should have an above average scholastic standing.
6. She should be of high moral character.
7. She should have an interest in government and current events.
8. She should have strong leadership abilities.9. No citizen may leave the college campus at any time, for any reason, except on Girls State-planned excursions.
10. There should be no late arrivals.
Citizens for Girls State do not have to be daughters or relatives of American Legion Auxiliary members, but they must be sponsored by an Auxiliary Unit.