American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students. It's a participatory program in which students become part of the operation of local, country and state government.
At Boys State, participants learn the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of franchised citizens. The training is objective and centers on the structure of city, county, and state governments. Operated by students elected to various offices, Boys State activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law-enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, choruses and recreational programs.
For more information visit the official website at https://www.legion.org/boysnation/stateabout
Legion posts select high school juniors to attend the program.
Expenses are typically paid for by a sponsoring post, local business, or other community-based organization
Enthusiasm and active participation encouraged.
Week-long program. Non-recurring, unless student is selected for Boys Nation
Recommended by Legion post or high school teacher.
Application typically occurs after Junior Year before Summer.