Buckeye Boys/Girls State

Buckeye Boys/Girls State

Purpose / Mission of Buckeye Boys State

American Legion Buckeye Boys State is an eight-day hands-on experience in the operation of the democratic form of government, the organization of political parties, and the relationship of one to the other in shaping Ohio government.

Founded in 1936, Buckeye Boys State is the largest Boys State program in the nation with an attendance of over 1,200 young men annually, representing nearly 600 Ohio High Schools, several on-line High Schools, and the Home Schooled Community.

The American Legion Buckeye Boys State program is sponsored by the Ohio American Legion, the largest veterans organization in the State of Ohio.

At Boys State, young men learn about city, county, and state government through a non-partisan objective education approach. The young men also form friendships which will last a lifetime!

Purpose / Mission of Buckeye Girls State

Buckeye Girls State is the name given to Ohio's Girls State program, which was designed to educate Ohio's young women in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of good citizenship. By getting involved in the process, Delegates can learn more about City, County and State Government in one week than they will learn in an entire semester of high school.

The Ohio American Legion Auxiliary has been a proud sponsor of Buckeye Girls State for the past seventy-four years. The program has been honored by such organizations as Freedom's Foundation at Valley Forge and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.


Delegates attend a week-long summer camp at a college where they learn (and model) City, County and State Government.  Boys/Girls State gives candidates proven leadership skills, develops new friendships, looks good on college/scholarship applications, and is FUN!   Attendees are eligible for $20,000 in scholarship money.

Current Members

Paul Homan
Chase Kaiser
Isaac LeFevre

How Do I Get Involved?

Contact Mrs Kaiser to sign up and/or receive more information
Phone: 419-375-4111 ext 402 
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