May 31, 2019
Dear 2019 American Legion Jersey Boys State Delegates:
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 16. 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 21.
Please use these final weeks prior to the 74th session to review and become familiar with the reading assignments that you will be discussing with your city counselors and experiencing during 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.
As a reminder, all delegates to the ALJBS program will take the ALJBS Exam. The exam is a 25 question, multiple choice test that will be based both on information from the textbook as well your experience at the ALJBS program. You must achieve a grade of at least a "B" on the ALJBS Exam in order to be eligible to receive college credit for participating in ALJBS.
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.
Please continue to visit our website aljbs.org for more information as it becomes available. We look forward to having you at this year's session!
David S. Bagatelle
American Legion Jersey Boys State