Illinois Boys State Week (June 12-18, 2021) 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. This is an experience recognized by 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 2021 Boys State Brochure and Application. The cost of this experience is covered by the American Legion. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Finch at email@example.com.