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ALJBS 2021 - 75th Annual Session Update

Updated 2-24-2021 9:00am

The American Legion Jersey Boys State staff is actively planning for the 2021 session. The well-being, health, and safety of our students, staff, and everyone who supports American Legion Jersey Boys State is of the utmost importance to us in planning for this year's annual session scheduled to be held June 20-25 at Rider University.

The senior staff continues to assess the COVID-19 pandemic and health crisis daily and meet regularly to discuss plans for our 2021 session. We are working with our partners to ensure safety as ALJBS is subject to federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations, and COVID-19 guidelines in addition to those of our hosts, Rider University.

As the Director and President of ALJBS, we will make a recommendation on this year's session to the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees of ALJBS at the appropriate time. If the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees decide to hold a session in 2021, please be assured that a comprehensive health and safety plan will be made available to all of our constituencies.

We urge prospective delegates, schools, Legion Posts, and sponsors to continue the selection process. If the program is postponed or held in an alternative format, sponsors will receive a credit that can be used toward sponsorship for the 2022 session. As a reminder, if you were selected as a delegate for the 2020 session, you are welcome to attend the 2021 session as a high school senior.

Please visit for the most current information throughout this process.

We appreciate your concerns and interest in American Legion Jersey Boys State. If you have any questions and would like to reach out to directly, please feel free to email David Bagatelle at

Thank you again for your support of ALJBS. Please stay safe and healthy.

David S. Bagatelle
Executive Director
American Legion Jersey Boys State

Theodore J. Howarth, Jr.
American Legion Jersey Boys State Corporation

originally posted February 24, 2021