American Legion T.H.B. Post 187




Eastern Illinois University, Danville, IL 

JUNE 16-22, 2024



The 2024 program is now open for registration! Thank you for your support! 


March 20, 2024

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.

For more information and application go to:

Information for parents: ALA IGS Information for Parents




The American Legion sponsors a similar program for young men called Boys State.

For online details, visit or see "Boys State" tab on our website. 


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