Publicize the establishment and chartering of your chapter in school and community newspapers. Start recruiting new members and chapter leaders for future years. Encourage underclassmen to attend Junior State conferences and to help in planning chapter events. By training them now, you can count on them to take over the chapter when you graduate.
Seek community support from local government like your school board and city council, as well as community organizations like the Kiwanis Club, Optimist Club, Rotary Club, Lions Club and the League of Women Voters. Solid relationships with these groups can help bring speakers to your chapter meetings. Furthermore, they are excellent sources of fundraising.
Start having chapter activities such as debates, simulations and thought talks. Starting a chapter is just the beginning – keeping it going strongly requires dedication and good communication skills. Founding a JSA chapter is extremely rewarding and definitely worth the effort.