There are many resources available in each community that can help you get to Boys State.
The cost to attend the Mississippi Boys State program is $275. This payment covers the cost of meals, housing, and programming for the week. Payment will not be required to submit an application. Payment is due by May 20th, 2023 and should not be sent until you have received notice of approval. Once approved, a check can be mailed to the Department of Mississippi American Legion Boys State, P.O. Box 688, Jackson, MS 39205. Please be sure to include the full name (First, Middle, Last) of the delegate in the memo line.
If the cost of attendance is a concern for you or your family, please see the sponsorship options to the right.
The Mississippi American Legion Boys State program is a once in a lifetime opportunity because of this, cost should never prevent a student from attending our program. If program cost is a problem, there are a couple of options available in each community that can help you or your child get to Boys State.
The first and primary option for sponsorship is through your local American Legion Post. Your local American Legion post will assist delegates by covering their cost of attendance in part or in full. Should your local Post be unable to provide assistance, you may contact another Post in your region. You can find a contact list of American Legion Posts Here.
If you are unable to secure an American Legion Post sponsorship, we encourage you to reach out to the various business, churches, and civic groups within your community. Local groups are often able to provide a partial or full sponsorship. The Boys State reputation is strong across Mississippi and our Delegates have found great success in securing generous sponsorships within their local community.
If funding is still unavailable after exhausting these options, please contact us by emailing [email protected].