State is a comprehensive one-week leadership course in state and local government, developed to offer youth a better perspective
of the practical operation of government and to show that the individual is responsible for the character and success of government.
Delegates who are selected to attend this program will "learn by doing" as they progress through the various phases
Florida American Legion Boys State is a "leadership action program" where qualified male
high school juniors take part in a practical government course. It is designed to develop a working knowledge of the structure
of government and to impress upon each delegate that our government is what we make it. They will have the opportunity to
learn the political process. Each level of government will be run by those delegates who are elected to serve. Instruction
will be presented on the law and court system, legislative procedure, and Florida political history.