American Legion Jersey Boys State

American Legion Jersey Boys State
A Week That Shapes the Future

ALJBS 2021 - 75th Annual Session Update

Updated 2-24-2021 9:00am


The American Legion Jersey Boys State staff is actively planning for the 2021 session. The well-being, health, and safety of our students, staff, and everyone who supports American Legion Jersey Boys State is of the utmost importance to us in planning for this year's annual session scheduled to be held June 20-25 at Rider University.


The senior staff continues to assess the COVID-19 pandemic and health crisis daily and meet regularly to discuss plans for our 2021 session. We are working with our partners to ensure safety as ALJBS is subject to federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations, and COVID-19 guidelines in addition to those of our hosts, Rider University.


As the Director and President of ALJBS, we will make a recommendation on this year's session to the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees of ALJBS at the appropriate time. If the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees decide to hold a session in 2021, please be assured that a comprehensive health and safety plan will be made available to all of our constituencies.


We urge prospective delegates, schools, Legion Posts, and sponsors to continue the selection process. If the program is postponed or held in an alternative format, sponsors will receive a credit that can be used toward sponsorship for the 2022 session. As a reminder, if you were selected as a delegate for the 2020 session, you are welcome to attend the 2021 session as a high school senior.


Please visit aljbs.org for the most current information throughout this process.


We appreciate your concerns and interest in American Legion Jersey Boys State. If you have any questions and would like to reach out to directly, please feel free to email David Bagatelle at director@aljbs.org.


Thank you again for your support of ALJBS. Please stay safe and healthy.



Best,
David S. Bagatelle
Executive Director
American Legion Jersey Boys State

Theodore J. Howarth, Jr.
President
American Legion Jersey Boys State Corporation







About Us

Held at Rider University every year beginning on Father's Day, ALJBS has a strong tradition of education, patriotism and excellence in the development of tomorrow's leaders at our week-long hands-on program.

Our mission

To develop good citizens in the United States of America by inspiring the youth of New Jersey to take a more active and intelligent interest in the operation of our State and Nation and in the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship and to understand the sacrifices made by our veterans to preserve our nation and way of life.