American Legion Auxiliary Girls State educates young women of high school age in the duties, privileges, and responsibilities of American citizenship and to provide an opportunity for them to participate in the actual function of their government. This year's Arkansas Girls State will be held May 29-June 3 at Harding University in Searcy.
Arkansas Boys State is is an immersive program in civics education designed for high school juniors. For over 75 years the week-long camp has shaped the lives of notable leaders such as Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong, President Bill Clinton, Basketball Super Star Michael Jordan, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, News Anchor Tom Brokaw, and current Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. This year's Arkansas Boys State will be held May 29-June 3, 2016 at the University of Central Arkansas.