Who sponsors the program?
The American Legion Auxiliary Department (State) of Florida sponsors Florida Girls State. Founded in 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest patriotic women’s service organization, with a membership of nearly 850,000. Local American Legion Auxiliary Units have a strong presence in more than 9,500 communities nationwide. The American Legion Auxiliary’s mission to serve veterans, their families and their communities is carried out through its hundreds of outreach programs delivered by its members, volunteers and National Headquarters. To learn more about the American Legion Auxiliary, visit the Department of Florida’s website at www.alafl.org or the National Organization’s website at www.alaforveterans.org