A continuation of Girls State is Girls Nation where two Senators from each state are selected to participate in a simulated National government program in Washington, D. C. The following are the areas of emphasis this year: 

• PATRIOTISM as Girls State citizens gain a better understanding of our American traditions and a greater appreciation of our country and our flag as well as learn our government processes through simulated real life involvement in all levels of government. 

• PARTICIPATION in the citizen's communities when she returns home and begins a life long commitment to be active in all levels of our government. To produce Girls State Citizens with this commitment of participation, units must make wise selections of delegates, provide them with informative orientations before the session begins, and then give them recognition when they return home. 

• PROGRESS into the future by adding new and innovative enhancement to our program.


2015 Arkansas Girls State Slideshow

2016 Arkansas Girls State Governor Lauren Brown Message

Arkansas Girls State

Arkansas Girls State Program
dates are May 28th - June 2, 2023

To be held on the Campus of Harding University in Searcy, AR.
Application Fee is $300.00.

Application and program information will be posted online at:

Harding University Campus Map

2023 Girls State Fact Sheet  |  2023 Unit Letter
                                       About Girls State

The American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program has provided High School Juniors all across the country the opportunity to participate in a hands-on citizenship training program for over 60 years. 

These young ladies learn government by actually creating a mythical state through the election of public officials on local, county, and state levels and then by carrying out the duties of these respective offices. 

Welcome to
American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Arkansas
P.O. Box 1010, Little Rock, AR, 72203
1415 West 7th Street, Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 374-5836 | Fax: (501) 372-0855
email: arkaux@att.net