Dates for 2016 will be June 19 – June 25

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Helping to Build the Leaders of Tomorrow


Every year The American Legion Boys State program and The American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program teach young men and young women in their junior year of high school the function of government,  a glimpse of life in a college dorm setting, leadership, management and communication skills.  In the course of 7 days they will also develop friendships that will last a life time.


“I am so grateful to you for this chance of a lifetime.  I did have the time of my life!  Boys State is going to go down as the best activity I’ve done in high school.  It really sparked my interest in how the government works – at all levels.  I can’t wait to start participating in voting and politics.” –Alec F. class of 2010


Everyone says “we need more young people to get involved’
The American Legion teaches them how.