Registration for Arkansas Boys State 2021

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Our local high schools are a key part of Arkansas Boys State and the transforming of lives for our young men. We ask that these schools send us their best and brightest: leaders on the field and in the classroom, mature, beaming with potential, and ready to shape the future of our state.

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Tens of thousands of delegates have been a part of this life-changing program since 1940. We’re excited for you to join us! Here’s what you can expect: sharpening your leadership skills, experiencing government and civic engagement firsthand, and making life-long memories and friends.

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We are thankful to have this opportunity, through one of the American Legion’s finest programs, to provide a valuable leadership experience to Arkansas’ best and brightest young men. Our local American Legion Posts provide so much support to what we do: staffing, sponsorship, support, and more!

Join us for Arkansas Boys State 2021!

We’re celebrating the 80th session of our life-changing program on May 30 – June 4, 2021,
which is hosted virtually this year due to COVID-19

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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

The Arkansas Boys State team is growing, and we can use your talents!

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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