We hope you're one of the 900 delegates we're expecting at Rider University in
June 2013. Please read the information linked below so you're
prepared when you arrive in June.
Each American Legion post sponsors its own delegates. There is no online
application. Paper applications must be received by the American Legion Office in Trenton
no later than
May 20, 2013 for consideration as a delegate to ALJBS 2013.
Only high school juniors are eligible for the American Legion Jersey Boys State Program.
Each delegate is sponsored by an American Legion post throughout the state of New Jersey, however
not all posts send a representative. Each post selects its own delegates, so you should contact
your high school and local American Legion post to see if your post sponsors delegates to ALJBS.
In most cases, your teachers and counselors will recommend you to the American Legion posts, who
will contact you to set up an interview. After the interviews have finished, the post will decide
who they will sponsor to our annual program.
If selected to attend, you will be a "delegate". In most cases, sponsoring posts will select the
same number of "alternate" candidates. More information on alternates
can be found here
Once selected, you will receive information and forms about ALJBS from American Legion department
headquarters in Trenton, NJ, plus information regarding County Orientation meetings. These meetings
are required, since they detail what you should expect at ALJBS and through the rest of orientation.
If you have questions, the County Orientation meetings
usually include a Question and Answer period and you can
ask questions after the public meeting.
This ALJBS website will be a key reference for you and your family as you prepare for the session.
We try to ease your orientation to ALJBS and will post as much relevant information as possible.
If our website doesn't answer your question,
We recommend taking a look at the following pages as you prepare to learn NJ Government
2013 County Orientation Meetings
County Boys State Chairmen
What You'll Learn
What To Run For
What to Bring
Delegate Orientation Video
Samsung Scholarship Information
- Frequently Asked Questions
Downloadable Medical Form - 2 pages
Directions to ALJBS
2013 Registration at Rider
Once you're here...
Rules & Laws
2013 College & Career Fair
2013 Red Cross Blood Drive
2013 Family Day
Excited? Worried? Unsure what to expect?
Second-year staff member speaks on his ALJBS experience
May 25, 2006