Illinois Boys State Applications Available

The 82nd Annual Session, June 10-16, 2017, of Illinois Boys State Applications are now available.  Young men from all across the state meet to share a common goal:  create a mythical 51st state government, complete with governmental bodies and elected public officials.   The program is designed to mirror the structure of Illinois local, country and state governments, while providing training in citizenship, leadership, and character development.  Participants earn three college credits. This is an experience recognized my employers, service academies, and university admissions boards as an indicator of strong leadership and character traits.  Boys who have completed their junior year in high school are eligible to participate.  To learn more about this opportunity click on the Illinois Premier Boys State Brochure and 2017 Boys State Application