The 2024 American Legion Cornhusker Boys’ State program is now in session. Boys State is a transformative program in Nebraska that immerses rising high school seniors in a week-long simulation of government and leadership. Founded in 1938, it aims to develop civic engagement, patriotism, and leadership skills. Participants engage in mock governance, campaign for office, draft legislation, and learn about democracy and public service. The program emphasizes practical leadership skills, teamwork, and networking, fostering lifelong friendships and professional connections. Attendees return to their communities empowered to make a difference, carrying with them the values of leadership and civic engagement instilled at Boys’ State.
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