June 10, 2018
Dear 2018 American Legion Jersey Boys State Delegates:
Attention: No Delegate or Alternate packets will be mailed home via USPS, instead check your email. (Even your Spam/Junk folders.) All Alternates were emailed Friday night June 8th listing three possible options to attend this year's program. All Delegates marked paid by our HQ staff were emailed today, June 10 (packets were copied to any parent emails you listed in the application system). By logging into http://apply.aljbs.org with the username(email) password used to create your on-line profile, you can see whether your application was received and marked paid (if so you can download the "Permit to Register" there. All other forms are available on this page.
In addition to the suggestions posted on the front page of our website (see letter from Director Bagatelle and President Howarth) one of the best ways to prepare for this year's session of the ALJBS program is to begin reading our text book: The Government of New Jersey (click for PDF). You will receive a copy of this text book when you arrive on Sunday, June 17. This has been prepared by the volunteer staff of the ALJBS program to assist you in your journey toward becoming a Statesman of the American Legion Jersey Boys State program when you graduate on Friday, June 22.
Please use this last week prior to the 71st session to get an early start on some of reading assignments that you will be discussing with your city counselors and experiencing in our learn-by-doing approach to our college-level seminar. Below you will find all of the reading assignments for the week to help you prepare for your time at Rider University. The ALJBS Exam is a 25 question multiple choice test that will measure the effectiveness of our teaching methods.
Feel free to save an electronic copy of this to your smart phones, tablets or other devices. Again, there is no need to print this material at home as one will be provided when you arrive. Also, we encourage you to check out our packing list, in particular we ask that you review what you should and should not bring (don't bring laptops/tablets; allowed to bring mobile phones).
Please continue to visit our website aljbs.org for more information as it becomes available prior to June 17. We look forward to having you at this year's session!
David S. Bagatelle
American Legion Jersey Boys State