BURLEY — Now in it’s 83rd year, The American Legion Boys State program is accepting applications for 2018. Boys State will be held June 3-8 at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa.
The American Legion Boys State is a summertime educational program for boys entering their senior year of high school at Burley High School, Cassia Alternative High School or studying through home school. The program focuses on participation and personal experience in a model state, complete with governmental bodies and elected public officials. It is designed to mirror the structure and operation of state government while providing training in practical citizenship, leadership and character through a non-partisan lens.
“The American Legion believes our government is only strengthened by teaching today’s youth to understand and appreciate the democratic process,” said Denise Rohan, national commander of The American Legion. “It’s programs like The American Legion Boys State that help America remain strong and ensure our freedom for future generations.”
For information on The American Legion Boys State program and how to apply, contact Jim Jenson, at 208-431-3428. Complete details on the program can be found at www.legion.org/Idaho/boysstate.