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 is a fantastic video of our Girls State from 2016 to show you a little of what it’s like to be a part of the Girls State Experience!


Here is another great video! This is Olivia Archibald, one of our Girls Nation Senators!

And as always, you can see what the Girls State experience looks like in real-time by visiting our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages!

Here’s a note from the 2017 Girls State Governor, Ayana Amaechi:

Girl’s State teaches young ladies several great qualities. These qualities range from perseverance, to leadership skills, all the way to time management. Here, you can not only enter as yourself but leave knowing that you made improvements along the way. Becoming a better person promotes you to become a better citizen. The opportunity to immerse yourself in a real government setting is a feeling like no other. This week will consist of many trials but are proven worthwhile after seeing the change in these young ladies. The amount of patriotism and confidence gained after this week is noteworthy and something to be proud of.

And some words of encouragement from Girls Nation Senator Olivia Archibald:

Welcome to Girls State! You’re about to embark in one of the most life-changing weeks of your high school career. Girls State is an incredible program with even better benefits. During my time at Girls State I grew in so many ways. I made new friends, was given opportunities to improve leadership and speaking skills, and acquired new-found gratitude for my country. The lessons I learned at Girls State have helped me so much, even in just the last year alone! It prepared me for numerous interviews, instituted my membership in the American Legion Auxiliary, and helped me realize the importance of being a contributing, knowledgeable citizen. Have fun, be happy, and have the best week ever!