• Why Attend Boys State

    The best teacher is often experience. Learning leadership in the classroom is often too theoretical. Boys State is a practical opportunity to learn leadership skills through role play civic exercise. […]

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the dates of the 2020 session? May 31-June 5 (Sunday – Friday). When does check-in occur? 11:30 am – 12:30 pm on Sunday, May 31. Eat lunch BEFORE […]

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  • Apply

    Thank you for your interest in the 2020 session at Kansas State University, in Manhattan. To apply for the 2020 Session of Kansas Boys State you must be a male, currently […]

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  • Nominate

    Thank you for your interest in nominating a young man to attend the 2019 session (or beyond) at Kansas State University, in Manhattan. To apply for the 2020 Session of […]

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One week of your summer can…

  • Distinguish you in the competition for college admissions and scholarships
  • Expand your leadership and problem-solving skills that will help you throughout life
  • Give you a huge head start in your senior government class
  • Introduce you to some of the smartest, most motivated high school juniors in Kansas
  • Establish lifelong friendships

…if you attend the American Legion Boys State of Kansas.