Take some time to join the Amazon.com SMILE program and sign up for donations to KBS! We have generated basically over the past year enough money to sponsor ONE student to camp!!! Every bit helps, so thank you for signing up...see our website for links if needed.
Gil Hernandez and Matt Payne did an excellent job speaking at the American Legion Conference about KBS and the KBS Internship program.
Grayson Stinger.....congrats!!!! Kentucky National Finalists for the Samsung Scholarship!!!!
Thanks to Don Butler from Post 23 in Bowling Green announcing KBS Ryan Martin being selected for the US Naval Academy!!!!
KBS Interns could always use a video post to lay out to the larger KBS Team and Interns some ideas on how to grow and make the program stronger....hint hint....lol
Confirming some big news for one of our KBS 2017 Graduates....big news about to come out.
Any Boys or Girls Staters want to give a small speech at Veteran's Day in Bardstown on November 10th at Veterans Park?? Drop Dr. Pete a line.
Two KBS alumni pitching boys and girls state at Sampford High School at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Cuba.
Today was Twin Day at Butler. The other picture is some of our delegates plus a Girls State Governor (we had a sick War Horse today).
Update on National American Legion Conference, and some goals and ideas for KBS 2018!!!
The start of another great National Conference.
While we are giving out some positive news....and I can still review more applications....the following people are going to be Kentucky Boys State Interns this year. Congrats to: Gil Hernandez, Matt Payne, Jacob Lanham, Devon Melancon, Justin Brewer and Jacob Galvan. Do you want to be a part of this Internship Program? Then drop DR. Peter Trzop a line right away. Again, congrats, and make sure you contact Dr. Pete Trzop for further discussion relating your work as a new KBS Intern! Duncan A. Taylor, here is the list for the National Conference.
After some technical issues, the KBS website is updated with 2017 pictures!!! Yearbook is coming soon with some final touches by David Arthur Green http://kyboysstate.org/store/gallery/?parent=1ecf5a2d54207caa721d6941dec13166
Dr. Pete is wrapping up KBS Internship applicants. Any last minute submissions? Move fast if interested.
At a veteran fundraiser last night, Jennifer Lanham and Mr. Lanham donated monies to sponsor a student to KBS. Thank you and also for the banana nut bread!!!
Dr. Pete has received multiple applications for the KBS Internship program. He will be reviewing them this weekend, and make announcement in the following week. If you want to be a part of the Internship program, please note the importance of turning in your email letter of interest. There will be other opportunities next year, but an early start will yield better results in the program.
Blain Bizzle, love it!
Processing several applications to the KBS Internship Program. If you want to be a part, please drop DR. Pete a line right away. This is proving to be a solid endeavor. Thank you.
Wednesday's Kentucky Standard!
Mr. Boys State Jacob Lanham
FYI. I would like to get the first interns started soon....please contact Dr Peter soon if interested in being an intern. Thanks!
Our very own Duncan A. Taylor has been approved to present at the national conference on youth programs on Indianapolis for the American Legion. He will be discussing the innovative ideas and concepts developed last year with focus on the Supreme Court! Congrats Duncan, good work. Have any good pictures for him to use? Drop us a line.
The new KBS Internship Program is now ready!!! Please share, thank you DR. Pete Trzop Kentucky Boys State Internship Opportunity Purpose: To give every alumnus the opportunity to extend their Kentucky Boys State (KBS) experience through an internship based on developing their leadership while positively impacting KBS, themselves, and their local communities and State. Criteria: 1) Be a Kentucky Boys State Alumnus. 2) Still be in High School OR College OR advanced training program. 3) Be in good standing in their school setting, community, KBS, and criminal record. Benefits: Letter of Recommendation from the Executive Director for use in college, employment, etc. Resume builder and enhancer. Advancement in KBS Leadership Team. Real world experience and mentoring in non-profit work. Present efforts at KBS Events or Conferences. Plaque for Distinguished Service. Approval Process: Interested individuals will email or mail to the Executive Director a letter of interest. In this letter of interest, the applicant will address their KBS Status and Year, background or resume, and why they should be accepted into the KBS Internship Program. This is a non-paid internship. Expectations of Internship: Interns will be expected to maintain a high level of professionalism, academic school performance and positive attitude since they are representing the KBS program. The Internship is expected to last till the first day of the following KBS Summer Training Session. This is normally the Sunday of the first full week in June. Internships can be extended to multiple years upon approval of the Executive Director. Interns will be expected: 1) Design a KBS Action Plan for their District / Area. This plan may require coordination with other Interns in the local area. Teams of Interns can be set up to address an area or region. 2) KBS Action Plan will consist of the following elements: a. Assessment of the local area for advancing KBS in the areas of, but not limited to, awareness by students and administrators, donors such as companies and individuals, media development, and recruitment of students. b. Timeline of Action Items such as presentations of the KBS program to possible participants, development of sponsors for each participant or more, and recruitment in Spring Term for June Summer Training c. Goals for recruitment, fundraising, media contact, and other objective targets. d. After Action Report on metrics, goals and targets. 3) Coordination with a KBS Staff Member for mentoring and guidance. 4) Education comes first! An Intern is expected to maintain their grades and behavior to remain in good standing at their schools. While the highest GPA is the KBS Goal, the minimum GPA to continue is 2.5 on a scale of 4.0. There may be circumstances that can fall below, but this must be approved by the Executive Director. Education always comes first at KBS. 5) Have FUN!!! You are part of a great internship program changing lives for the better in Kentucky. Very Respectfully, DR Pete Trzop 100 Sandy Hill Court Bardstown, KY 40004 502 233 4585