UPDATE March 26, 2020:
Michigan 2020 Boys State program has been canceled.
The American Legion Department of Michigan takes the safety and concerns of the participants, and our volunteers seriously.
After careful consideration, the Boys State Committee has decided to cancel the 2020 program.
Boys Nation program was canceled by The American Legion National Headquarters.
Thank you for your support of the program, stay safe, and we shall plan for 2021.
2020 at Grand Valley State University, Allendale Campus – See you next year
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“Democracy is a verb, not a noun”
The American Legion Boys State program started in Illinois in 1935 and came to Michigan in 1938. By participating in mock local, county and state government exercises, delegates learn firsthand about leadership, practical citizenship and the democratic process through activities that include legislative sessions, court proceedings, presentations, bands, choruses and recreational programs.
Be one of the first to learn about the 2021 Boys State Program
- Open to high school juniors
- At Grand Valley State University, Allendale Campus
- Be a male high school student
- Completed junior year of high school or an accredited home-school equivalent by the start of the boy’s state program
- Visit www.michalaux.org/girls-state for information about the Michigan American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program