Welcome to Arkansas Boys State!

Arkansas Boys State is an immersive program in civics education designed for high school juniors. Since 1940, the week-long camp has transformed the next generation of leaders throughout our state and beyond. These young men have gone on to become state, national, and international leaders, including President Bill Clinton, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, former White House Chief of Staff Mack McLarty, Senator Tom Cotton, Senator John Boozman, and Arkansas Chief Justice John Dan Kemp — just to name a few.

What is Arkansas Boys State?

Arkansas Boys State is an immersive program in civics education designed for high school juniors. Since 1940, the week-long camp has transformed the lives of young men throughout our state and beyond. These young men have gone on to become incredible leaders, including President Bill Clinton, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, and Senator Tom Cotton — just to name a few. 

“I was never quite the same after I went to Boys State and Boys Nation — after I realized what government was, what its role in our life was, what citizens were supposed to do to make it work. I never took it for granted again.”
– Pres. Bill Clinton

42nd President of the United States

What can you expect at Arkansas Boys State?

Our week is full of experiences that ask our delegates to think about the world in ways they may never have before. Our delegates will leave our life-changing week with new perspectives, life-long friends, and unforgettable memories! Want to know more about what you can expect? Check out our YouTube channel for a glimpse at the life-changing week of Arkansas Boys State.
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There are a number of ways you can serve the program as an alumnus: support, recruitment, volunteering, giving, and more. Share your information with us to keep up to date with all the latest Arkansas Boys State news and opportunities for involvement.

Get Involved with the Arkansas Boys State staff

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2019 Election Results

Congraluations to our 2019 Arkansas Boys State delegates who were elected to local, county, and statewide office!

Arkansas Boys State on YouTube

Want a glimpse of Arkansas Boys State? Check us out on YouTube!

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