American Legion Boys State is a respected educational participatory program in which students become part of the operation of local, county and state government. Boys State was founded in 1935. American Legion Auxiliary sponsors a separate but similar program for young women called Girls State.
At Boys State, participants learn the rights, privileges and responsibilities of being a United States citizen. The training is objective and centers on the structure of city, county and state governments. Operated by students elected to various offices, Boys State activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law-enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, choruses and recreational programs.
Legion Post 31 selects high school juniors to attend the programs. In most cases, individual expenses are paid by a sponsoring school with the local Post helping with scholarships as well. If a local business or another community-based organization would like to sponsor a youth to attend either Boys State or Girls State please contact the Post Commander.
For more information on sending a youth to this program, contact the current Post 31 commander via the contact page.
602 Legion Avenue, Houma, LA 70364
Boys State Program
Lenox-Hotard Post 31