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Capitol Girls

February 9, 2017
Iowa State Capitol, East 12th and Grand, Des Moines

CG logoIn partnership with the Girl Scouts, the Iowa Department of Human Rights' Office on the Status of Women hosts an annual event for girls in grades 7-12 throughout Iowa called Capitol Girls. On February 9, 2017, girls from across Iowa will convene in Des Moines at the Iowa State Capitol to learn about the workings of the Iowa General Assembly and will have an opportunity to meet with the Lt. Governor, female legislators, and other key government leaders to learn about how state laws and budgets are developed and passed.

The day will begin at 7:30 a.m. with an inside look at the Iowa General Assembly and general guidelines to follow. Girls will be introduced in the Iowa Senate and the Iowa House of Representatives, followed by attending committee meetings, meeting with female legislators, participating in a mock debate, and other activities throughout the day. The day will conclude at approximately 3:30 p.m. 

If interested in participating in Capitol Girls 2017, please visit the Girl Scouts website to register (go to the month of February 2017 and click on "Capitol Girls", then fill in your information) or email women@iowa.gov with questions.

Young women can register individually or as a group. If the young woman is already a Girl Scout, the cost is $15; the cost for non-Girl Scouts is $30 which includes a one-year membership to Girl Scouts. The cost for this event covers breakfast and lunch for the day.

Click here for the 2017 Capitol Girls flyer. 

Click here for the 2017 Schedule (revised Feb. 8, 2017)

2016 Capitol Girls Participants

2016 Capitol Girls participants