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2019 Boys State & Girls State

Georgia Boys State is a comprehensive one-week course in state and local government conducted by The American Legion Department of Georgia. Georgia Girls State is a similar but separate program, conducted by The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Georgia. Both programs are open to high school students who have completed their Junior Year.

The 2019 session of Boys State will begin May 26, 2019 and conclude June 1, 2019. Boys state will be held at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Georgia. The 2019 session of Girls State will be June 9-14, 2019 at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.

Boys State and Girls State are Leadership Action Programs where qualified high school rising seniors take part in a practical government course. The program is designed to develop a working knowledge of the structure of government and to impress upon the citizen the fact that our government is just what we make it.

Please contact your local American Legion Post or your high school Guidance Counselor for more information. Applications are now being accepted. Additional information can be found at www.dogboysstate.org and georgiagirlsstate.org

Monthly Cobb Veterans Outreach Meetings

The Cobb Veterans Outreach Program has 3 meetings every month, each meeting at a different Cobb Senior Center.

The East Cobb Senior Center Veterans Meeting is held the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 10:00 am.

East Cobb Senior Center                   (Next meeting is May 15th)

3332 Sandy Plains Road

Marietta, GA 30066

The Marietta Senior Center (Wellness Center) Veterans Meeting is held the 2ndWednesday of every month at 10:00 am.

Marietta Senior Wellness Center                 (Next meeting is May 8th)

1150 Powder Springs St., Suite 100

Marietta, GA 30064 

The Freeman Poole Senior Center Veterans Meeting is held the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 10:00 am.

Freeman Poole Senior Center           (Next meeting is May 14th)

4025 South Hurt Road

Smyrna, GA 30082

Please contact me with any comments or questions.

Thank you,

Mike Nichols

Veteran Outreach Program Leader

RSVP Program Leader

Cobb County Senior Services

1150 Powder Springs St., Suite 100

Marietta, GA 30064

mike.nichols@cobbcounty.org

770-528-1448