Welcome to Georgia Boys State
Georgia Boys State is a comprehensive one-week course in state and local government and is a program of the American Legion department of Georgia. This year's session will be held at Valdosta State University.
Boys State is a "Leadership Action Program" where qualified male high school rising seniors take part in a practical government course. It is designed to develop a working knowledge of the structure of government and to impress upon the citizens the fact that our government is just what we make it.
Along the way, the delegates have the opportunity to learn the political process by organizing a mythical 51st state. Each level of government is run by those delegates who are elected to serve. Instructions are presented on law and court systems, parliamentary procedures and Georgia political history.
Please contact your local American Legion Post or your school Guidance Counselor for more information.