Boys State offers numerous opportunities for participation. A delegate can run for and participate in political office, compete at athletic or academic competitions, take part in legal simulations, and work in broadcast and print journalism. Delegates are advised throughout the week by staffers who are all graduates of Boys State. The goal of the program is to learn by doing, and over the course of the week delegates will learn more than any year in a civics course.
Throughout the week, delegates will have the privilege of hearing from various elected officials and top leaders from across Mississippi, as well as to compete for scholarships.