***MD Girls State for 2020 has been canceled due to Coronavirus***
ALA Maryland Girls State is is a leadership program for young women who will complete their Junior year in high school in June 2020. This weeklong event is held at Salisbury University from June 21-26, 2020. Qualified applicants must be a U.S. citizen, and reside in Maryland. You do not need to be a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Those otherwise eligible who either do not live in Maryland but are Junior Auxiliary members or who are not U.S. citizens but reside in Maryland may attend.
Girls State is a residential training program for high school juniors and is operated annually by the American Legion Auxiliary in all 50 states. The objective is to provide "hands-on" training in the management of a democratic government at the city, county, and state levels.
Unit 109 sponsors up to two young ladies. We pay the tuition for the program and provide a small stipend for spending money. This is a valuable, empowering experience for the lucky young women who are able to participate. The reviews from those who have attended, whether last year, 5 years ago or 20 years ago, are glowingly positive. This is a powerful program with a scholarship opportunity and taking part in this will only improve one's educational resume!
We need you to apply before March 27, 2020, and let us know of your interest Each citizen who is chosen for this year's ALA MD Girl's State must attend an orientation session, all of which are occurring in April. Click here for dates and locations of these orientations. The one closest to our area is being held at the Dundalk American Legion Post on 4/26/2020 at 11:00 a.m.
Though many of our citizens have been members or related to members of our Dewey Lowman Post 109 Family, this is open to any young woman who is currently a Junior in high school. Please share this information with anyone you know who may be interested in being part of this special event.
APPLICANTS - CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE INTEREST FORM
APPLICANTS - CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION
Completed applications should be mailed/delivered to Dewey Lowman Auxiliary Unit 109, Attn: Girls State, 1610 Sulphur Spring Road, Halethorpe, MD 21227. You may scan and email applications to Auxunit109@gmail.com.
Questions? Please email Auxunit109@gmail.com or call Margaret Henn at 410-789-2019.