At American Legion Boys State, participants are exposed to the
rights and privileges, the duties and the responsibilities of a
franchised citizen. The training is objective and practical with city,
county and state governments formed and operated by students elected to various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court
proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus
and recreational programs. Click the image above to watch a short video and obtain additional information.
American Legion Post 411 and its Ladies Auxiliary screen and select high school juniors to attend the Boys and Girls State programs annually. We assume the full cost of expenses because we so strongly believe in the programs value. Those attending earn respected certificates, return to present reports on their experiences and go on to assist in the briefing of the following year's crop of candidates.
American Legion Post 411 offers scholarships and provides resources that assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. We offer direct grants to students, and guide the kin of wartime veterans and participants in various Legion programs to additional funding source opportunities our national organization makes available.