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Gov Trek

Men still vastly outnumber women in the halls of power. Let’s close that gender gap! This webinar will explain how AAUW branches can offer the new, free program developed by AAUW California for junior and senior high school girls to expose them to careers in public service and elected office. Starting in January and conducted through five virtual two-hour sessions, the activities will be engaging, interactive, and



Gov Trek is a virtual statewide program for junior and senior girls attending a California public, private, home, or continuation high school. It is designed to elevate a new generation to pursue careers in public service and elected office.

Over five two-hour sessions, students will engage in interactive and inspiring activities with exposure to women legislators, career options, and the inner workings of a political campaign. The program will culminate in a group competition to create a realistic campaign simulation.

​Gov Trek Chair: Lynn Cook

2024 - Gov Trek Competition

If you joined us Saturday, March 16th, for the virtual 2024 Gov Trek Campaign Competition, you know which student campaign team won the highly-contested 2024 Gov Trek mock election competition: Team Vote Eliana. This team includes four high school girls from San Ramon, two from Roseville-South Placer and one from Santa Cruz County. Congratulations to the members of those branch communities and these up-and-coming leaders!! The team members will receive internships & awards.

🌟 Say hello to all of our Gov Trek 2024 superstars. 🌟 We are so proud to support their leadership aspirations!

Watch the Gov Trek Finale and Campaign Competition recording HERE

To view each campaign video, click the team name. 
✅ Grand Prize: Vote Eliana
✅ Best Candidate Speech: Gov Trek Girlies
✅ Best Campaign Management: Melissa 4 Riverside 
✅ Best Campaign Ad & Flier: Abby for Senate 
✅ Best Voter Outreach Plan: Vote Delisha  
✅ People’s Choice Award: Gov Trek Girlies  

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