Nevada 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 participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county,
and state government.
Boys State has been a program of The American Legion since 1935
when it organized to counter the Fascist inspired Young Pioneer Camps. The program
was the idea of two Illinois Legionnaires, Hayes Kennedy, and Harold Card, who organized the first Boys State at the Illinois
State Fairgrounds in Springfield.
At Nevada 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. Activities include legislative
sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus, and recreational programs.
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