For more information on how you can challenge yourself this summer, watch the video above and then click on the appropriate Boys or Girls State icon below, right to find out more.
The American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State
American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State are the premier programs for teaching how government works while developing leadership skills & an appreciation for your rights as a citizen. As a participant in the program you, will run for office, learn public speaking, create and enforce laws and actively participate in all phases of creating and running a working government in this exciting and fun summer program.
You’ll meet other students from across your state who will become friends for life.
You’ll develop confidence and leadership skills that will shape your future.
Many states offer scholarships or admission preference for attendees of Boys or Girls State.
For more specific information about YOUR Boys or Girls State program, click on the appropriate Boys or Girls icon below and then use the locator on that page to find the contact information for your state.
Admission and selection criteria vary from state to state. You must have completed your junior year of high school and have at least one semester of high school remaining to be eligible to participate.