My son recently finished an excellent experience with Utah Boys' State at Weber State University. He learned a lot about government and responsibility, and gained a greater appreciation of the freedoms that we far too often, take for granted, and of the men and women who sacrifice so much to give us these freedoms.
I appreciate the mentors who helped him, the people from American Legion who took time from their own schedules to work with these boys for the week they were at WSU.
Boys' and Girls' State is a great program that helps produce successful young men and women who will bethe leaders of the future, whether they go into politics, the military, or any other future path. I am glad that my son had the opportunity to participate in the program, and that he was able to be so successful.