Texas Boys State


American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. It is a participatory program where each student becomes a part of the operation of his local, county, and state government.

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 operated by the students elected to the various offices.


Must be a male high school student who has successfully completed junior year while having at least one semester left for high school. You should not have previously attended Boys state. In addition, recommendations from school officials and parents/guardian's permission is required. You must also be certified by American Legion post and sign the Texas Boys State Pledge. The candidate should also demonstrate a strong academic performance, excellent interpersonal, leadership and solid oratorical skills.



May 1