I noticed on the HS Daily Announcements that there is a program for junior BOYS : American Legion Boy’s State Program. This seems like a great program. A wonderful opportunity for young men. But what about the district’s young women? Where is their opportunity to experience this? Since there is no equal opportunity to Shen Junior females, can they apply for this? If not, why offer this for the BOYS when you can’t offer something equal for the girls. Girls like government and politics too. It’s not just an “All Boys Club”

Written by on March 7, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  Unfortunately, you are misinformed.  The American Legion does offer a similar experience to what is available to the males.  It is called Girls State and has been advertised, along with the Boys State opportunity, for several weeks by the Counseling, College and Career Center.