Attendance at Boys/Girls State or Nation can significantly increase the opportunity for selection to attend one of our Military Academies in addition to be valued by many colleges throughout the nation. Learn more about the value of the Boys/Girls State or Nation programs by reviewing the document below.
The second document has important information about the Academy Day events being held around Virginia this year. Academy Day events scheduled for around the state can be used by local Posts to reach out to the community and attend these events to promote Boys/Girls State and our other children and youth programs. While it should not be the primary reason for a Post to participate, it can be a recruiting opportunity too for parents of students attending the events. Posts are encouraged to contact their District Representative’s and Senator’s offices and request to have a table at the event. Bring the Legion flag and brochures covering children and youth programs, particularly Boys/Girls State and scholarships.