Counselors & Teachers

The success of NBS is dependent on the high school staffs that recommend the program to qualified students.

Counselors, teachers and Legionnaires are the main source of applicants for Nevada Boys' State. Without this group of supporters, the opportunity to attend Nevada Boys' State would be missed by hundreds of students.

To learn more about the program and this incredible leadership opportunity please visit the prospective delegate section of our website.

The Delegate Admissions Timeline is as follows:
  • January 1 to March 31: Rolling Admissions of Delegates
  • March 31: Preferred Application Deadline
  • April 1 to Program Start: Late Application Submissions
  • Mid June: Nevada Boys' State Program at University of Nevada Reno. (See accepted delegates page for date details.)
On behalf of the staff and over five thousand program alumni, I would like to thank all those that assist in the marketing and admissions process. You may also find this flier helpful in marketing the program to high school juniors.

Additionally, below is a recommendation form that will allow us to send personal invitations to students that should be invited to the program. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the program at or toll free at 888-646-6594.

Nevada Boys' State
(888) 646-6594


Counselor & Teacher Recommendation Form:

Please send an email to with the following information:

Your Name: _____________________
Your Title: _____________________
Your Email Address: _____________________
Your High School: _____________________

The name and email address of the students you are recommending attend the program.

"The American Legion has done outstanding things for America's youth through the Boys' State leadership program. When I was a young boy in Searchlight, going to school in Henderson, I had never traveled out of the area except to play baseball. During my Junior year I was selected to go to Nevada Boys' State. We went 450 miles away to Reno, and that was a big deal for me. It was an experience I will never forget, so I have a great warmness in my heart for the American Legion and for the Nevada Boys' State."
     - Senator Harry Reid

"It was the greatest experience that I have ever had away from my home for more than a week. I think what you do at NBS [Nevada Boys’ State] is great and I hope it continues for a very long time."
     - Delegate

"I would just like to state, that this is by far one of the best forms of [a] program. It helped me have a better understanding of many aspects in life and the society that surrounds it."
     - 2007 Delegate

"The program was phenomenal. I had the time of my life in just one week and made so many friends. I feel that I am a more knowledgeable person now when it comes to politics and that I have a greater understanding of what it means to lead."
     - 2006 Delegate