The American Legion’s Department of Connecticut Seeks Leaders of Men to Attend the Boys State Leadership Program
By: James Heffner
The Boys State Leadership Program, run by the American Legion’s Department of Connecticut, is seeking young men who demonstrate strong leadership abilities both inside and outside the classroom to participate in an immersive and experiential learning opportunity this summer. Many distinguished leaders both inside and outside government participated in this program during the summer of their senior year of high school.
In its 79th year, the American Legion Boys State Program in Connecticut teaches young men the skills and knowledge to be leaders within their communities while simultaneously teaching them about local and state government in Connecticut. Delegates are taught the fundamentals of local and state government by veterans in the American Legion, members of the Sons of the American Legion, and alumni delegates who volunteer their time each year.
Delegates will participate in the 79th Boys State Leadership Program June 27-July 2nd, 2020 at Eastern Connecticut State University. Over 200 students from across the state of Connecticut will participate in the program.
Applications open on February 1, 2020. Please visit www.ctlegion.org for more information.