Boys State and Auxiliary Girls State

The American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State

The American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State are national programs and 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.

What are the eligibility requirements?  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.

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.

Are you ready for the 2015 Boys and Girls State Sessions for the Department of Georgia American Legion? Boys State will be held from June 14 – 20, 2015 at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, GA. Girls State dates and location TBD.

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Need To Know Links

Atlanta VA Medical Center
Department of Georgia American Legion
Georgia Department of Veterans Services
The American Legion National Website
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Crisis Line