The Girls State Experience
Idaho Syringa Girls State is a unique look at the inner workings of government. From the cities, to counties, to the State of Syringa, Girls State delegates have the opportunity to create the structure to support all citizens. The experience of attending Idaho Syringa Girls State is difficult to explain in just a few words; we think that even pictures sometimes can’t say it all! Here are a couple of fantastic videos of our Girls State to show you a little of what it’s like to be a part of the Girls State Experience!
You can check out videos on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/idgirlsstate
Here is a speech by Kitanna Taylor (Belnap) who was a Girls State Delegate and Girls Nation Senator!
(The 2017 Video has no sound at the beginning of the clip; just keep watching, it’s worth it!)
Here is a message from Emily Stearman, a previous Citizen and now Counselor:
I will never forget stepping off the bus that summer. I was so nervous! However, that quickly changed as I saw just how powerful and exceptional the program was. So many of the best experiences of my life happened because I was selected to go to ALA Idaho Syringa Girls State! It’s incredible to think back on now, as a mother and college graduate, how much Girls State has taught me. Friends I met through the program are still friends now, seven years later. Lessons I learned there as a teen are still important to me now.
Truly, ALA Idaho Syringa Girls State was a transformative experience. I go back as a counselor because I so enjoy seeing that transformation occur in Idaho’s brightest young ladies. It is worthwhile beyond my ability to describe, and I recommend it to everyone.