If you’ve been selected to attend this year’s session of ALA Volunteer Girls State, congratulations! You’ll soon be a citizen of Volunteer Girls State. We’ve put together some information below to help you prepare for the week. You can also check out our Frequently Asked Questions here.
The 76th Session of American Legion Auxiliary Volunteer Girls State will take place in person at Lipscomb University from Sunday, May 29 to Saturday, June 4, 2022. Check in will be from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 29. Learn more about our 2022 session here.
ALA VGS Rules
The safety of our citizens and staff is of the utmost importance to the ALA VGS organization. To ensure a safe and effective learning environment, staff and counselors utilize and enforce these guidelines:
- Citizens will show respect to and pledge the American flag and will show reverence to God and country.
- Citizens and staff members will be treated courteously, with respect and cooperation.
- Citizens must attend and must be prompt at all assemblies and meetings.
- Materials used to campaign for office at ALA VGS must be prepared while at ALA VGS. Use of any materials prepared prior to the beginning of ALA VGS will not be allowed.
- Failure to follow these rules may result in dismissal from the program and require the citizen and/or her parent or guardian to refund the registration fee to the sponsor. I have read the rules, and I agree that I will abide by them at all times while at ALA VGS.
Staff and Counselors
Alongside an executive staff that manages the program and is onsite during the week, ALA Volunteer Girls State manages each city with four to six counselors (all previous citizens of varying ages) who serve as mentors, facilitators, and chaperones for the week. Staff and counselors, who are all volunteers, also facilitate every event and assembly. Aside from being good sources of information because they all have experienced ALA VGS as citizens, counselors are uniquely qualified to lend a hand when you need it.
Health and Safety
The safety of our delegates is top of mind, especially as we navigate the ongoing pandemic. For more information on our 2022 health and safety protocols, click here.
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Activities at ALA VGS range from casual to elevated attire, and events take place both indoors and outdoors at Lipscomb University. For a complete list of how to pack for your week at ALA VGS, please refer to our packing list.
During the week, we post photos and updates to our social accounts so that your parents and friends will be able to follow along with the activities taking place at ALA VGS. You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, and on Twitter.
Contacting ALA VGS
Prior to the week of Girls State, the best way to contact the organization is to submit any questions you have to us via our contact page. We will respond as soon as possible.