OXFORD — The Buckeye Boys State program returns to Miami University in Oxford, for its second year in this location. Approximately 1,200 youth will arrive on Sunday, June 10, to participate in 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.
The Ohio American Legion partners with Miami University, and state, county and city volunteers to educate and immerse participants in the day to day experiences of public service careers.