Georgia Boys State
It is a comprehensive one week course in state and local government and is a program of the American Legion Department of Georgia. The program is designed to develop a working knowledge of the structure of government. Boys State is a "leadership action program" where qualified male high school rising seniors take part in a practical government course. It is designed to develop a working knowledge of the structure of government and to impress upon the citizen the fact that our government is just what we make it. Along the way delegates have the opportunity to learn the political process by organizing a mythical 51st state. Each level of government is run by those delegates who are elected to serve. Instruction is presented on the law and court system, parliamentary procedure and Georgia political history.Anyone interested in attending Boys State can get further information from the following site: http://www.dogboysstate.org/. Please see the Junior Class counselor to express your interest, your junior year, about these programs.
Georgia Girls State
It is a National program of the American Legion Auxiliary and is a course of instruction in, as well as, a practical application of, the fundamental principles and procedures of city, county and state government under the American system. A session, usually lasting five days, is conducted by each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, with the top-ranking high school girls as citizens. Under the guidance of skilled counselors and other staff members who are leading citizens, these girls learn and then practice through self-government, the duties, responsibilities and privileges of American citizenship. Georgia Girls State is sponsored, as it has been since 1945, by the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Georgia with local Auxiliary units and interested civic, fraternal and patriotic organizations cooperating. Following the formation of The American Legion's Boys State program, the American Legion Auxiliary developed a similar citizenship training program in order for high school girls to have the same opportunity. It became known as the Girls State program. This program offers training in the practical processes of self-government and good citizenship as practiced in a democratic society. Anyone interested in attending Boys State can get further information from the following site: http://www.georgiagirlsstate.org/. Please see the Junior Class counselor to express your interest, your junior year, about these programs.
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