Welcome to The American Legion Auxiliary’s Empire Girls State Program…
…inspirational, educational, life-changing, and fun!
Contact your local American Legion Auxiliary or High School for more information by January 1st
to ensure that you can be part of the Interview, Selection and Application process. In order to be selected to attend or become an alternate you must be first selected by your local American Legion Auxiliary Unit. They conduct interviews and only the selected girls are given access to the application portal on our website.
“Being in EGS has made me into the woman I am today: confident, independent, kind, and most importantly, a leader in today’s world. As an EGS citizen, I learned so much about U.S. government and became prouder to be an American. As an EGS counselor for three years, I learned how to put my leadership skills to the test and serve as a role model and teacher for so many amazing young women. My experience at EGS and all the women who continue to make this program successful each year will always have a special place in my heart. As a citizen, EGS 2007 and as a counselor in 2009, 2010, and 2011, I will never forget the lessons I’ve learned and the friendships I’ve made. “I will always remember you…” and never forget that you can always “lean on me.”
“I cannot say enough about my experience at Empire Girls State. I had known of the program for many years but I had no idea just how life-changing my brief time as a “citizen” would be until I experienced it myself. This program is more than just an addition to your college application. Citizens not only learn about state government and parliamentary procedure, but they are also treated to guest speakers and flag lowering and raising ceremonies. I personally walked away with a renewed appreciation for my flag and the service of our veterans and those who currently serve. I had the opportunity to meet amazing young women from across New York State and form friendships that will last a lifetime. I strongly encourage any girl who is eligible to contact the high school guidance department and learn how they can apply for this wonderful program.”
“EGS made me so proud to be an American, as cliché as it sounds. Before EGS I never really thought about how lucky I was to be born in the USA, but since my week in Brockport, not a day goes by where I am not grateful for my citizenship.”