The American Legion Boys State and the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Programs class of 2017 will be held June 18th -23rd 2017 at Saint Andrews School in Barrington RI. We are asking for your assistance in getting the word out to all juniors currently enrolled in your school.
This program teaches students the ins and outs of our State government. There is a trip to our State House where students are introduced to the Senate Chambers and debate bills they have written. Two representatives from each program will be elected to attend Boys/Girls Nation in Washington DC. Boys/Girls Nation takes place in July 2017 and the students will be given the opportunity to meet the President of the United States (if schedule allows).
Applications for enrollment are now open. For applications to Boys State please click link above or contact Director Ronald Levasseur at RonRIVeterans@yahoo.com. For Girls State applications please visit www.RIalaux.org or email Director Lorraine Boucher at RaineyRose@Outlook.com. The deadline to submit an application is May 1st 2017. Any students looking for the opportunity of Scholarship monies should apply.PLEASE NOTE: The only requirement to apply for either program is that you must have completed your junior year of high school. This is a week long program made possible through the generous donations of American Legion Posts and Auxiliary Units across the state