American Legion Jersey Boys State

American Legion Jersey Boys State
A Week That Shapes the Future

Off-season preparations underway

Preparations are underway for the 71st session of ALJBS to be held June 19-24, 2016 at Rider University. The Senior Staff have been busy in the off-season closing out the 2015 session. The DVD video yearbook should be arriving in the mailboxes of all 940 of this year's graduates in the coming weeks, the third annual Jersey Boys State 5k Run + Walk was held in August to benefit the ALJBS program, statesmen program evaluations are being reviewed, and the next phase of the Junior Assistant Counselor application process is under way.

To answer some of our common questions. First, the Junior Assistant Counselor information page has answers regarding timeline of invites, etc. Next, for high school juniors who want to find out how to attend our program, please visit our Delegate Information page to see how the application process works. Lastly, feel free to use the search feature on our site. As a last resort, we welcome your feedback through this online form.

To the 2015 alumni, best wishes on your senior year. We hope that you are putting to use the skills attained at ALJBS and continue making an impact on your communities.

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.