The American Legion produces Boys State each year, along with the assistance of dozens of volunteers - most of them former Boys State citizens.
"The Massachusetts American Legion's Boys State program has developed leaders and promoted our country's democratic system for more than seventy years. It represents what's best about the Legion, and our nation."- Mark Avis
Participants work with each other, challenge each other, and often become friends for life.
Boys State has been a training ground for leaders at all levels of government, business and the military.
We offer four tournament sports – soccer, softball, basketball and flag football.
"I had the best week of my life at Boys State; it was also the hardest. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I will never forget." - Boys State participant, 2013
Boys State is held in the first-class facilities of Stonehill College. The campus location provides participants with an authentic college experience.
The Massachusetts American Legion's Boys State program has developed leaders and promoted our country's democratic system for more that seventy years. (read more)
Each year the American Legion has multiple Scholarship opportunities.
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Boys State, an American Legion program for high school juniors, develops the informed and engaged citizens that are the essential element of our democracy.