This is a one week program of The American Legion Boys State developed from the concept that youth should be offered a better perspective of the practical operation of government; that the individual is an integral part and commensurately responsible for the character and success of his government. As such, it is an activity of high educational value, born out of a need for youth training in practical citizenship.
Boys State is classified as a leadership action program where qualified male high school juniors take part in a practical government course designed to develop in the young citizens a working knowledge of the structure of government and to impress upon them the fact that government is just what they make it.
Young men chosen to be Boys State citizens can look forward to a wonderful and challenging experience. All who attend acquire a better understanding and deeper regard for our nation’s legacy of freedom and democracy.
This year Boy’s State will be 18-23 June 2017 at Eastern Connecticut State University. Applicants are notified that we are requesting receipt of complete signed applications by MAY 1st, 2017. This year the application and supplementary materials on the program are available online: http://ctboysstate.com. Candidates should fill applications out, print them and get them signed per the directions on the website (High School Principal certification of the applicant as a Junior is required) and mail them to the post coordinator by the deadline at:
American Legion Orange Post 127 Boys State Coordinator
Thomas P. Hurley, Post 127 Coordinator
American Legion Post 127, c/o 1050 Garden Rd, Orange, CT 06477-1042.
For more information visit the Post 127 website: http://alpost127orange.com/youth.htm. SPONSORS ARE NEEDED FOR THIS ACTIVITY. Please contact the Post Coordinator if you would like to sponsor a candidate.