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Colorado American Legion Boys State. On Line Applications. ISSUES. Boys State Program was Struggling Attendance Declining Post Participation Down Lack of Post Chairmen Lost Contact with Schools Counselor Staff Stretched Tough to Get To or Through School Counselors. What Did We Do?.

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Colorado american legion boys state

Colorado American LegionBoys State

On Line Applications


Issues

ISSUES

  • Boys State Program was Struggling

  • Attendance Declining

  • Post Participation Down

  • Lack of Post Chairmen

  • Lost Contact with Schools

  • Counselor Staff Stretched

  • Tough to Get To or Through School Counselors


What did we do

What Did We Do?

  • Monthly Meetings

  • Set Goals

  • Reestablished Direct Post Contact

  • Created New Logo

  • Developed Website

  • Created New Brochure

  • Direct Mail to Schools

  • E-Mail Communications

  • Implemented On Line Applications


On line applications

On Line Applications

Pros

  • Easier for Post Chairman to Locate Boys

  • Direct Communication with Boys

  • Capture Email Address

  • Ensure Post Contact with Boy

  • Access to More Schools

  • Access to Home Schools, Alternative Schools, ect.

  • Aid Posts to Contact Schools

  • Avoid School Counselor Issues

  • Post Chairman Responsible for Completing Application and Paying Tuition

Cons

  • Post Dependence

  • Disconnect Between Posts and Schools

  • Disconnect Between Posts and Boys

  • Loss of Post Involvement in Program

  • Labor Intensive Process

  • Post Failure to Follow-up


Colorado american legion boys state

Website Instructions

Follow These Steps to Sign Up for American Legion 2009 Colorado Boys State

1. Click here to submit the on line registration form

2. Click Here to fill out, print and sign the complete application forms and present to local American Legion representative when requested.

3. Write a letter describing why you want to attendColorado American Legion Boys State. This letter is to be given to local America Legion representative.

5. Click Here to check out College Credit information and apply on line. This is strictly optional and is not a requirement to attend Colorado American Legion Boys State.

4. Click Here to Complete Samsung Scholarship application form.Bring this completed form to Boys State registration June 7, 2009.

6. Your complete application will be reviewed by your local American Legion representative and forwarded to our State Headquarters. In May you will receive the official Colorado American Legion Boys State instruction packet.


Colorado american legion boys state

Simple Application Form

Name

Address

Home Phone

Email Address

Check Block to certify that boy will have completed Jr. year of high school before Boys State start date and will have at least one more year of high school remaining.

Name of High School

High School Counselor

Does Boy have a Local American Legion Contact


First year results

First Year Results

  • 45% Increase in Participation

  • 152 Boys Applied

  • 63% On-Line (96)

  • Increase in Post Participation

  • Posts Reintroduced to Schools

  • Penetrated New High Schools


Not a cure all only another tool

Not A Cure AllOnly Another Tool


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