WELCOME TO
SGT. PRESTON ASHLEY
AMERICAN LEGION POST 228

21423 Sharp St.
PO Box 207
Rock Hall, MD 21661
410-639-7081

American Legion Auxiliary Girls State

Girls State

The American Legion Auxiliary's 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.

For more information, please visit the official Department of Maryland's ALA's Girls State website.