We need a few lines here about our mission. Do we have a mission statement? I’m not sure. This should be about three to four lines of text, potentially five.
what delegates learn
Think critically about their views & communicate those views more effectively
Lead others, particularly in the pursuit of the common or collective good
Participate in American civic, social, commercial, & political institutions as lifelong leaders & engaged citizens
Build relationships with those of different worldviews
OF STUDENTS REPORTED IMPROVEMENT IN THEIR ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE THEIR VIEWS
OF STUDENTS REPORTED IMPROVEMENT IN THEIR ABILITY TO BUILD MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS WITH THOSE OF DIFFERENT WORLDVIEWS
OF STUDENTS REPORTED IMPROVEMENT IN KNOWLEDGE OF POLITICAL, GOVERNMENTAL, AND CIVIC STRUCTURES
what delegates say
It was a life-changing experience! It created a brotherhood that I’ll forever hold dear.
– 2022 Arkansas Boys State Delegate
The different perspectives that you gain from people around the state are extremely interesting. There are so many lessons to learn from people who think differently than the people that you surround yourself with.
– 2021 Arkansas Boys State Delegate
An amazing experience! I lost every office I ran for, but still had so much fun. I built relationships that will last a lifetime. I love these guys and this program.
– Arkansas Boys State Delegate
Arkansas Boys State changed my life for the better. The connections, resources, wisdom, and knowledge I gained during that week will go down in my history book.
– 2019 Arkansas Boys State Delegate
One of the best summer experiences of my youth. It was enriching to be among a diverse group of critically conscious young men; many of whom I interact with today who are making a positive difference in their communities.
– 1997 Arkansas Boys State Delegate
I attended Boys State in 1972 and still is one of those incredible gifts that keeps on giving.
– 1972 Arkansas Boys State Delegate
42nd President of the United States & 1963 Arkansas Boys State Delegate Bill Clinton
“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.”
Arkansas Boys State is proudly sponsored by
The American Legion
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