American Legion Jersey Boys State

American Legion Jersey Boys State
A Week That Shapes the Future

2021 Session is on as Planned

Statesmen and Staff at the Opening Session of ALJBS 2019

As you know due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 session of American Legion Jersey Boys State has been postponed to a combined session in June 2021. The leadership team and volunteer staff are hard at work to prepare for the 2021 session, to be held June 20-25, 2021 at Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ.

At the present time we are soliciting applications to be finalized for members of the 2020 session (high school class of 2021). As well, the application system has been modified to allow members of the high school class of 2022 to also apply. Applicants will need to confirm their High School graduation year and modify accordingly prior to the start of the 75th session.

Stay tuned to our website ( for any further updates.

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.