Amer­i­can Le­gion Girls Pro­gram

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On March 11 at the Erna Fer­gus­son Li­brary (3700 San Ma­teo Blvd. NE) at 6 PM, three girls from the Amer­i­can Le­gion Aux­il­iary Girls State will present a look into how the Amer­i­can Le­gion is mold­ing young cit­i­zens. Girls State is a non­par­ti­san pro­gram that teaches high school girls who have com­pleted their ju­nior year re­spon­si­ble cit­i­zen­ship. Nearly one mil­lion young women have had the op­por­tu­nity to learn first-hand how their state and lo­cal govern­ment work.

While at Girls State they par­tic­i­pate in a mock govern­ment. They run for of­fice, vote, and take part in govern­ment. They also write bills pre­sented to the Girls State House and Se­nate to be de­bated and voted upon.

New Mex­ico Girls State is held at Eastern New Mex­ico Univer­sity in Por­tales, New Mex­ico. Par­tic­i­pants re­ceive three col­lege credit hours that are trans­fer­able to any col­lege.

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