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  • NEW MEXICO BOYS STATE NEW MEXICO BOYS STATE

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Mission Statement

TO TRAIN YOUNG MEN AT THE END OF THEIR JUNIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL THE INTRICACIES OF STATE GOVERNMENT BY SUBJECTING THEM TO ONE WEEK OF INTENSE TRANING IN A MOCK STATE IN OPERATION FROM ELECTING CITY, COUNTY, AND STATE OFFICIALS TO ALL APPOINTMENTS AND THEN PUTTING THE ENTITIES INTO OPERATION. THE TWO ELECTED SENATORS ARE SENT TO WASHINGTON D.C. TO PARTICIPATE IN BOYS NATION. THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN IN OPERATION IN NEW MEXICO 53 YEARS.

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THE ORGANIZATION IS FORMED OF VETERANS BELONGING TO THE AMERICAN LEGION DEDICATED TO HELP OUR YOUTH UNDERSTAND AND PRACTICE DEMOCRACY.

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