Boys State and Girls State Information
The Delegate Admissions Timeline is as follows: March 31: Application Due
Program description Here:
“Each year the American Legion sponsors the Nevada Boys’ State (NBS) program
held at the University of Nevada, Reno - this year it will be June 19th
to 25th. NBS has served Nevada and our youth for over 60
years. You can learn more about the American Legion’s program at: www.nevadaboysstate.org.
The program is designed to mirror
the political institutions in the state of Nevada and give your students
first-hand experience of how our government functions and how they can best
contribute to their communities and develop their leadership skills. The only
program cost is a $60 supply fee which can waived for hardship.
Transportation is provided for students living in southern Nevada. The
application submission deadline is April 30th.
Delegates live in mock cities modeled
after cities in Nevada, create political parties, draft legislation, run for
political office, and participate in a simulated appellate court case.
These activities culminate with a trip to the State Capitol, where the
delegates use the State Assembly and Senate chambers to debate legislation and
the State Supreme Court Chambers to hear the appellate court case. The
program is also fun and countless graduates describe it as the highlight of