The primary emphasis of the American Legion Boys State program is on the formation of city and state governments. American Legion Boys' State is an experience that you will remember for a lifetime. It has been the springboard for many careers in public service. For some, it has been an opportunity to develop friendships, camaraderie and to share experiences in a common fraternity that extends long after the on-site program ends.
This program is not a sports camp or summer camp, however it is an intense week of studying, and forming city and state government. You will experience government in a practical sense by actually participating in it. Tennessee American Legion Boys' State is a leadership action program which teaches government, its structure, and proves that government is just what you make it. Moreover, this program includes extracurricular activities such as sports, music, and much more.
As you browse the Web Site you will find a full schedule of events for this week of instruction. The Tennessee program is recognized as one of the "top" programs in our nation.
- Marc Burnett, Director
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. A community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members -- men and women -- in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide. These Posts are organized into 55 Departments -- one each for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico, and the Philippines.
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As a comprehensive university, Tennessee Tech offers 44 bachelor's and 20 graduate degree programs within six academic divisions: Agricultural and Human Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, and Interdisciplinary Studies and Extended Education.
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