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DEADLINE: College Credit Application
June 1, 2018$150.00
To enhance your Boys State Leadership Academy experience, West Virginia University has partnered with the
American Legion Mountaineer Boys State to offer you an exciting opportunity. By being selected and attending
Boys State, you are eligible to enroll in a course designed specifically with you in mind. By enrolling in Leadership
In Action before attending ALMBS, you will be exposed to the theory and application of leadership. This course
is designed to help you develop a better understanding of your role as a community leader and start your journey
in to higher education. This course will be considered an elective credit at WVU. WVU holds regional and many
specialized accreditations. Thus, credits can transfer to a majority of colleges and universities nationwide. The cost
for this opportunity is $150.00 and is payable directly to West Virginia University.
SRVL 293 is designed as an introduction to community-based leadership. The purpose of this course is to provide
Mountaineer Boys State Citizens with the tools to develop their purpose, practice civic leadership skills, and apply
the knowledge to their local communities. To accomplish this task, we have divided the course in to 3 parts. Part
I provides an academic background in academic community engagement, which is presented to students via journal
article assignments and project-based research. This section will also include 10 hours of direct community service.
Part 2 is the hands-on activities that occur during your week at camp. Through hands on learning each student in
the class will reflect on camp projects with instructors. Part 3 is the application of the knowledge learned to benefit
a community agency. The student will be assigned a community nonprofit to complete a direct or indirect service
project (10 hours of service). At this juncture students should be able to critically achieve the intellectual
integration and awareness needed to adapt to changes and challenges in their personal, social, and professional
lives giving them the ability to be thoughtful leaders in a democratic society.
The course is a 2 credit hour course and runs for three weeks - June 4th – June 22nd. To take advantage of this
opportunity, YOU MUST APPLY AND BE ADMITTED TO THE WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY HIGH
SCHOOL EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM by June 1, 2018. https://www.access.wvu.edu/apply You must
complete the online application for admission to the High School Access Early College Program, AND you must
complete the Enrollment Authorization Form. Both steps can be started/completed at the web address above. If
you have questions about the application process or experience difficulty in the process, please contact WVU by
phone at (304) 293-9420 or by e-mail at accessWVU@mail.wvu.edu.