American Legion Jersey Boys State

American Legion Jersey Boys State
A Week That Shapes the Future

ALJBS Preparing For 2023 Session; Online Application Opens

All Delegates can now apply online

American Legion Jersey Boys State will return in 2023 for its 77th session as New Jersey's preeminent youth leadership and civics program, where over 1,000 rising juniors will join the ranks of illustrious alumni that includes Governors, US Senators, US Supreme Court Justices, and numerous executives.

Date and Location

The program will be held from June 18-23, 2023, at Rider University in Lawrenceville.

College Credit

College credit will again be available to interested statesmen, which you can find out more about our website.

How to Apply

If you are a junior at a New Jersey high school interested in attending ALJBS 2023, you can apply to attend ALJBS in one of two ways:

1. If you are being sponsored by an American Legion post in New Jersey, you can register now at

2. If you're not sponsored by an American Legion post, you can apply to our Admissions portal at

For step-by-step process instructions, please see our Registration Checklist. You can reference that checklist and find additional information about how our application system works on our Delegate Information page.


Continue to watch over the next three months. More details about the session will be posted, so stay tuned for the most up-to-date information. And don't forget to apply to join us in June at!

About Us

Held at Rider University every year beginning on Father's Day, ALJBS has a strong tradition of education, patriotism and excellence in the development of tomorrow's leaders at our week-long hands-on program.

Our mission

To develop good citizens in the United States of America by inspiring the youth of New Jersey to take a more active and intelligent interest in the operation of our State and Nation and in the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship and to understand the sacrifices made by our veterans to preserve our nation and way of life.