CHICOPEE — Phillips Insurance Agency Inc. announced it is funding three scholarships to the 2018 American Legion Boys State at Stonehill College in June. The one-week, overnight program focuses on understanding one’s responsibilities and rights in the democratic process. Participants establish a mock government, complete courses in economics, and participate in elections. Founded in 1935, past participants include some of the most prominent names in the country, including former President Bill Clinton, movie critic Roger Ebert, and basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan.
“We are thrilled to have Phillips Insurance be such a generous and enthusiastic supporter of Boys State,” said Delfo Barabani Jr., District Three Boys State chairman.
Joseph Phillips, president of Phillips Insurance, noted that “my son Connor attended Boys State in 2016 and had a positive experience, so we decided to reach out to Delfo and provide the same opportunity to other students so they could benefit from this unique program and help prepare them for college and beyond.”
Phillips Insurance Agency was established in 1953 and is a full-service risk-management firm with a staff of 25 professionals. The agency handles the personal and commercial insurance needs for thousands of individuals and businesses throughout New England.