After a cancellation of the event in 2020 due to the pandemic, the American Legion Boys State of Kansas is now accepting registrations for 2021.

Boys State of Kansas is a “learning by doing” political exercise that simulates elections, political parties, and government at all levels. It provides interactive, problem-solving experience in leadership and teamwork to high school boys in Kansas. Traditionally, the event is for high school boys entering their senior year of high school, but this year the registration has expanded to include those who have completed their senior year of high school, as well as individuals who have completed their sophomore year of high school.

The event is scheduled for Sunday, June 6 through Saturday, June 12. For those interested in attending or nominating an individual to attend, you can visit The cost to attend Boys State is $350, but in most cases sponsors pay the majority of the fee. The deadline to register to guarantee a spot in the program is Wednesday, March 31.

Potential sponsors, such as American Legion posts, civic organizations, businesses, clubs, and interested individuals, should contact Troy Fowler, ALBSK director of operations, at

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