Recently, Girls State delegates heard oral arguments in two Supreme Court cases at Lipscomb University in Nashville as part of the week-long Volunteer Girls State program sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. This is the second year that Girls State delegates have participated in the SCALES Program. SCALES, which stands for Supreme Court Advancing Legal Education for Students, is a Tennessee Supreme Court initiative designed to educate students about the judicial branch of government.
Volunteer Girls State is a leadership and citizenship-training program offered to young women in Tennessee by the American Legion Auxiliary. Nationally recognized as one of the top Girls State programs in the nation, Volunteer Girls State provides young women the opportunity to form and run a mock government by meeting, living, and working with other young female leaders from across the state. All events and activities that citizens experience or participate in are designed to demonstrate, foster or provide opportunities to practice good citizenship and leadership and instill a sense of pride in our state and country.