ABOUT THE PROGRAM

If you attended KGS 2019, use this powerpoint to share your experience with your ALA Unit, friends, family, and school! If you're 

new to the program, check it out to get a feel for the program!

Keystone Girls State is a non-partisan Government and Civics program designed to teach the importance of responsible citizenship

and to empower young women to make a change in their community. Over the course of the week, KGS citizens will be asked to stray out of their comfort zone and truly challenge themselves to work as a team for the betterment of their city, county, and state.

KGS citizens who are rising senior in high school will spend the week intensively working together to self-govern the state of

"Keystone," meant to model current Pennsylvania's local, county, and state government. Citizens will have the opportunity to campaign and run for office, draft and present legislation in the KGS House of Representatives and Senate, and to be actively involved in the Judiciary System as modeled by the state of Pennsylvania.

 

At the end of the week, two KGS citizens will be nominated to attend Girls Nation. Girls Nation "senators" will convene in Washington D.C. to campaign and run for "national" offices, draft and pass legislation in "Congress," and could possibly meet their State Representatives, Senators, and the President of the United States.

In all, KGS is a challenging but rewarding experience. At the end of the week, we ask that all of our citizens return to their communities with what they learned and be a force of good in their hometown. Because of this, our motto is, "Using our Powers for Good." Each of our citizens has the power to make change in their community; we ask that you be that force for good.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY

“In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad.”

 

    Founded in 1919, The American Legion Auxiliary is currently the largest women’s patriotic organization. Our units support the American Legion and serve their communities in a variety of ways. Chapters of the Auxiliary, or ALA, can be found in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide!

 

As a member, you will assist the ALA in:

  • Supporting & advocating for veterans, active military, and their families

  • Supporting the initiatives and programs of the American Legion

  • Fostering both patriotism and responsible citizenship

  • Awarding scholarships & promoting quality education and literacy

  • Providing educational and leadership opportunities that uphold the ideas of freedom and democracy & encouraging good citizenship and patriotism in government

  • Increasing our capacity to uphold our Mission by providing meaningful volunteer opportunities in our communities

  • Empowering our membership to achieve personal fulfillment through Service, not Self

MEET OUR STAFF

Want to learn about all of the amazing volunteers making this program possible? Then click below!

FAQ

Click below to see Frequently Asked Questions about our program.

2017 SERVICE PROJECT

Keystone Girls State is partnering with Operation Homefront to help veterans' families. Click below to see how you can help.