Sponsors sought for American Legion’s Boys State

The American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans organization, is inviting residents of Orleans Parish to join them in sponsoring young men to attend The American Legion’s Boys State this summer at Northwestern State University.

High school juniors are selected in early spring by local American Legion posts to attend the program, which will be held June 23-29 at Northwestern State University. In most cases, a sponsoring American Legion post, a local business or another community-based organization pays expenses associated with attending theprogram.

High school counselors, community leaders and business owners are encouraged to submit recommendations for candidates.

Contact Commander Anthony Haywood Jr. at (504) 283-9300, (866) 966-5499 or buffalosoldier2@msn.com.