One week of your summer can…

  • Distinguish you in the competition for college admissions and scholarships
  • Expand your leadership and problem-solving skills that will help you throughout life
  • Give you a huge head start in your senior government class
  • Introduce you to some of the smartest, most motivated high school juniors in Kansas
  • Establish lifelong friendships

…if you attend the American Legion Boys State of Kansas.

     We are looking forward to our 82nd session and our 29th year on the beautiful Kansas State University campus in Manhattan, Kansas. 

     The 2020 session of the American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy is May 31 - June 5, 2020.

 2019 Outstanding Citizens

      The purpose of this site is to better explain what you can expect from your 2020 Boys State experience. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the office by clicking the e-mail link on the right menu.

     At any time you may return to this page by clicking on the Welcome link on the right menu. If you are brand new to this site, we suggest you watch our videos to learn more about what this program has to offer.

     If you would like to nominate a student for Boys State 2020 (or beyond) click here.

(Note this site does require Adobe Flash Player)


 Congratulations to Caleb Haselhuhn, from Burlington High School [City of Hiatt, King County]. He is the Kansas winner of the Samsung Scholarship from our 2018 session! Caleb was the Party Chairman for the Nationalist Party.  








Here's our current progam video.

Here's a bit of fun we had in June of 2012 at our 75th session. Hope you like it! (may not play on all mobile devices)