arkansas boys state

A WEEK THAT SHAPES A LIFETIME

SINCE 1940

DEMOCRACY DEPENDS ON ME

Arkansas boys state is an immersive civics education and leadership experience designed for high school juniors. 

Since 1940, the week-long summer program has transformed the next generation of leaders throughout the state and beyond. These men have become state, national, and international leaders, including Pres. Bill Clinton, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former White House Chiefs of Staff Mack McLarty and Jack Watson Jr., Sen. Tom Cotton, Sen. John Boozman and Arkansas Chief Justice John Dan Kemp.

During their week at Arkansas Boys State, delegates are assigned a political party, city, and county. Throughout the week, delegates, from the ground up, administer this mock government as if it were real: they run for office, draft and pass legislation, solve municipal challenges, and engage constituents. By the week’s end, the delegates have experienced civic responsibility and engagement firsthand while making life-long memories and friends — all with the guiding principle that “Democracy Depends on Me.”

Life-Changing Experience

Years of Excellence

World-Class alumni

Arkansas Boys State 2023: May 28 – June 2, 2023

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experience an 81-year
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break out of your comfort zone

know personal growth

make life-long friends

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From day one to Friday at the Capitol, Arkansas Boys State is a life-changing experience unlike any other.

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