Dear Boys State 2016 Alumni:

We hope that you are enjoying senior year. We write today with two purposes. First, we hope that in the days ahead you can encourage other students in your hometown to consider attending Boys State and Girls State. Secondly, we invite you to apply to be a counselor at the 2017 Massachusetts Boys State Program.

Students come to Boys State in a variety of different ways. Many students are sponsored by American Legion posts and some are sponsored by community organizations. We hope that you will reach out to others in your community that you think would benefit from the program. If you know of a junior in high school who would enjoy the program, please introduce them to the community members that helped you come to Boys State.

Boys State 2017 will be held from June 17-23th at Stonehill College. If you are interested in volunteering as a counselor at the program, you must be available for the entire week. This includes arriving on the evening of Friday June 16th, before the students arrive. In order to apply please submit a 250 to 500 word essay on the importance of civic engagement in America along with your contact information to The deadline for applications is January 1, 2017.

Finally, thank you for participating in Boys State and making our program so wonderful. Each year the young people we work with renew our hope for the future. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.


The Boys State Committee

Become a Counselor