American Legion
Unit 48
Chesnee, SC 29323

Girls State

Girls State is sponsored by the Dept. of S. C. Auxiliary; click HERE for their web site.

For the Palmetto Girls State web site click HERE.

For a brochure about Girls State, click HERE.

American Legion Auxiliary National Girls State web site click HERE
{The following material was extracted from the above web site.)

What is Girls State?
The American Legion Auxiliary’s (ALA) marquee Girls State program, first presented in 1937, is one of the most respected and coveted experiential learning programs presented in the United States.
The program epitomizes the ALA’s mission to honor those who have brought us our freedom through our enduring commitment to develop young women as future leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism. The young women become knowledgeable of the democratic process and how our republic form of government works at the state and national levels.
Each summer, approximately 20,000 young women participate in weeklong ALA Girls State programs across the nation. Every American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program operates with the same patriotic values through a nonpartisan curriculum where students assume the roles of government leaders, campaigning as “Federalists” and “Nationalists” to become mayors and county and state officials of their ALA Girls State.

The program is a weeklong immersive learning experience held on a college campus where girls live in “cities” within the dormitory. The learning, experience, memories, and friendships last a lifetime.

To see attendees for each year, click on the year

2014 2015 2016 2017

If you would like to donate funds to send boys to Boys State and/or girls to Girls State for next year, please send a check or money order to
Boys/Girls State
American Legion Post 48
P. O. Box 323
Chesnee, SC 29323

Please designate whether this is for Boys State, Girls State, or both. Post 48 and Unit 48 are an IRS 501(c)(3) organizations so donations are deductible under the tax laws in affect at the time. Donations will be acknowledged on this web page and in any documentation created by Post 48 and Unit 48 in support of Boys State and Girls State.


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