HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - In an era where social media and cable news shapes so much political opinion, the need for basic citizenship education is more prevalent than ever. The American Legion Auxiliary is pleased to announce the revitalization of the prestigious Youth Leadership program: ALA- Aloha Girls State program, where students will learn first hand the significance and practical application of a civics education.
The ALA-Girls State Program is a nonpartisan political learning experience for female students who have just completed their junior year in high school. Every spring across the United States, each state carefully selects students to convene in a hands-on, leadership, educational opportunity designed to instruct tomorrow's leaders in the privileges and duties of responsible citizenship. Delegates will gather for a mock Hawaiian state government experience to learn parliamentary procedure, campaign, hold rallies, debate and ultimately vote to elect political officials. There is also a potential for college credit for participants. At the conclusion of each state's program, two delegates are selected to represent Hawai'i at ALA-Girls Nation in Washington, DC where most years include a trip to the White House to meet the President of the United States.
For additional information, please contact: Brister Thomas (808) 284-0293, alaAlohagirlsstate@gmail.com or go to our Facebook page or website: http://www.alaalohagirlsstate.org/.