American Legion Post 82 Elizabeth Co. provides an annual College scholarship to Elbert County graduating High School Seniors or equivalent Home schooled students of Elbert County who will be attending a post secondary school in the fall. Application are available through your Student Counselor. Questions can be sent to the email below and a link for the form is below.
-American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students. A participatory program in which students become part of the operation of local, county and state government, Boys State was founded in 1935 to counter the socialism-inspired Young Pioneer Camps. At Boys State, participants learn the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens. The training is objective and centers on the structure of city, county and state governments. Operated by students elected to various offices, Boys State activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law-enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, choruses and recreational programs. Legion posts select high school juniors to attend the program. In most cases, individual expenses are paid by a sponsoring post, a local business or another community-based organization.
- The costs of Boys State programs are underwritten by each state-level American Legion Boys State delegates’ registration fees are paid for by the sponsoring local American Legion unit with additional support and funding sometimes coming from various civic and nonprofit organizations. Participating young men may incur nominal expenses for transportation, site-specific fees, or contribution to an optional service project.
To apply for Boys State go to the following URL and submit you information. http://colegionboysstate.org/
-The American Legion Auxiliary’s marquee Girls State program, first presented in 1937, is one of the most respected and coveted experiential learning programs presented in the United States.
The program epitomizes the American Legion Auxilary’s mission to honor those who have brought us our freedom through our enduring commitment to develop young women as future leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism. The young women become knowledgeable of the democratic process and how our republic form of government works at the state and national levels.
Each summer, approximately 16,000 young women participate in week long ALA Girls State programs across the nation. Every American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program operates with the same patriotic values through a nonpartisan curriculum where students assume the roles of government leaders, campaigning in mock parties (often called “Federalists” and “Nationalists”) to become mayors and county and state officials of their ALA Girls State. The program is a week long immersive learning experience, often held on a college campus where girls live in “cities” within a dormitory-like setting. The learning, experience, memories, and friendships last a lifetime.
- The costs of ALA Girls State programs are underwritten by each state-level American Legion Auxiliary. ALA Girls State delegates’ registration fees are paid for by the sponsoring local American Legion Auxiliary unit with additional support and funding sometimes coming from various civic and nonprofit organizations. Participating young women may incur nominal expenses for transportation, site-specific fees, or contribution to an optional service project.
- This years Girls State will be held at the University of Northern Colorado, Greely from June 7th through the 12th. To apply for this years Girls State program go to the following URL. http://www.alacolorado.com/girls-state.html