Massachusetts Boys State
Letter from the Chairman

For nearly 70 years, the American Legion Department of Massachusetts, with the assistance of many others, has produced Boys State. We look to continue in a long tradition of success. American Legion Boys State programs throughout the country have produced a United States president, senators, congressmen, governors, and leaders of business and industry throughout our nation. Coupled with academic achievement, Boys State can be an attractive component to a dynamic student profile. But more importantly, for many Boys State citizens, the lessons learned at Boys State serve as the first glimpse of issues they will face on a much grander scale as they grow as citizens. On behalf of the Boys State Committee and the American Legion, I invite you to take a take a look inside and see what Boys State is all about. Read through our website and our Blog. Leaf through photos and videos from past years. Read through our Program Book. Take full advantage of all of the resources we have provided for you on this site, and find out what Boys State can offer you. If you like what you see, ask your principal or guidance counselor about recommending you to attend our program. I look forward to seeing you at Boys State in June.


Yours sincerely,
Mark Avis, Chairman
Massachusetts Boys State