Prospective Delegates

Learn Why Nevada Boys' State is your premier Civic Leadership Conference

Nevada Boys State (NBS) is a seven-day hands on leadership experience. The program draws together the best and brightest high school juniors to form a mock state that includes mock cities, elections, courts and government branches. As a recent graduate said, "The program was phenomenal. I had the time of my life in just one week and made so many friends. I feel that I have a much greater understanding of what it means to lead and American politics."

Welcome Letter

Executive Director, Craig Huntington


Visit the Online Application to apply for the upcoming program. We recommend all applicants apply early because students are accepted on a rolling basis. The program will take place in June. You may contact the Admissions Director at to learn more.

Explanatory Video

View the National Boys' and Girls' State video, which provides a good overview of the leadership conference.

History of Boys' State

History, civic identity and founding principles.

Program Overview

View an example schedule and general program explanation to gain a fuller understanding of the Nevada Boys' State Program.


Each year a number of state politicians and community leaders speak at Nevada Boys' State. Speakers have included and range from Govenor Gibbons and Guin to State Party Chairmen and Lobbyists to teleconferences with Senator Ensign and Reid.

University of Nevada Reno

UNR is a wonderful host, providing a first class dining and housing facilities. Visit the official University of Nevada Website.

Meet the Directors & Staff

The Nevada Boys' State program is run in partnership with the American Legion by a group of dedicated staff members. Each staff member has gone through the program and backgrounds range from Lawyers to firefighters to Management Executives.


Several scholarships are available to the delegates that attend Nevada Boys' State. The scholarships include the Romain Rothel Scholarship and the Samsung Scholarship.

Boys' State Brochure

Frequently Asked Questions

Former NBS Delegate, Senator Reid