TRENTON, NJ—The New Jersey Legislature voted for final passage of the Jersey Boys State and Girls State College Credit Bill. This legislation permits institutions of higher learning “to grant up to three college credits to high school students who successfully complete the American Legion Jersey Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Jersey Girls State program.”  
 
“I applaud the New Jersey Legislature for passing the Jersey Boys and Girls State College Credit Bill," said David S. Bagatelle, Director of Jersey Boys State. "This legislation recognizes the importance of educating New Jersey’s youth so that each student participating in American Legion Jersey Boys State or Auxiliary Jersey Girls State program may become a citizen leader dedicated to service, respect, and Americanism. Following the Governor’s signature, each student participant will be eligible to receive up to three college credits for their completion of these college-level programs.”
 
The bill passed the General Assembly  by a vote of 73-0-1. The Senate voted in 2014 by a vote of 38-0. The bill now awaits signature of Governor Chris Christie, ALJBS class of 1979 and Boys Nation Senator.