The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State (ALMBS) has long been recognized as one of the most respected educational programs of government and leadership instruction for high school students. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced our program to cancel the 2020 and 2021 sessions. ALMBS would like to honor those potential participants who would have attended the program, but were unable to do so, through the issuance of nine (9) $500 scholarships.
Who: WV High School Juniors. What: The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State When: June 12, 2022 - June 18, 2022 Where: WVU Jackson's Mill Why: Teach good government through participation How: Contact your local American Legion Post
At the American Legion Mountaineer Boys State, participants are exposed to the rights, privileges, duties, and responsibilities of a franchised citizen.
The training is objective and practical with city, county, and state governments operated by the citizens elected to the various offices.
Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs.