Mission

The mission of the Junior State of America and the Junior Statesmen Foundation (JSA) is to strengthen American democracy by educating and preparing high school students for life-long involvement and responsible leadership in a democratic society.

In the student-run Junior State and at JSA summer schools and summer institutes, participants learn statesmanship as they engage in political discourse. They cultivate democratic leadership skills, challenge one another to think critically, advocate their own opinions, develop respect for opposing views and learn to rise above self-interest to promote the public good.

What We Do and Whom We Serve

Since 1934, the nonprofit Junior Statesmen Foundation and the Junior State of America (JSA) have helped more than 500,000 student leaders acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be active, informed and responsible citizens, voters and leaders. We are committed to developing a diverse cross section of young leaders throughout the entire country.

During the school year, the student-run Junior State of America operates on high school campuses nationwide as an extra-curricular activity. JSA allows students to experience first-hand the drama and power of politics as well as the challenges and responsibilities of leadership. JSA chapters serve as the center of political awareness at their schools and JSA conventions bring thousands of students together to share their opinions and learn from each other. JSA and the Foundation also conduct an annual national leadership conference at the Montezuma School, the site of the organization’s founding. Volunteer teacher/advisors and foundation staff support these activities. Although separate organizations, The Junior Statesmen Foundation and the Junior State of America work in close collaboration, on a daily basis, to achieve their common goals.

Every summer, foundation conducts college-level summer schools on the campuses of Georgetown, Princeton and Stanford universities, as well offering the Summer Diplomat Program at Capital Normal University in Beijing, China. These programs offer a rigorous curriculum that includes advanced courses in government, politics, history and public speaking. The foundation also conducts institutes that offer advanced study of national issues and state and local government. Our speakers’ programs, a highlight of the summer programs, allow students to engage elected officials, public administrators, members of the media, lobbyists and civic and business leaders in lively dialogues about the public policy issues facing this nation.

Fall State Pricing Guide

Pricing package details for all Fall State conventions are listed below.  Note that these prices apply only to chapters that register online using MyJSA. The paper registration fee is an additional $10 per student.  There is also a late fee of $15 per person for chapters that do not complete their registration by the registration deadline.

Fall State Pricing Package Details 2015

CONVENTIONEARLY REGISTRATION PRICESREGULAR REGISTRATION PRICES
Arizona Fall StateStudent Package 1 - JSA Member Reg. Fee: $110

Student Package 2 - JSA Member Reg. Fee 2 nights: Not Available

Student Package 3 - Non-member Reg. Fee: $155


Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge

Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $95

Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: $190
Student Package 1 - JSA Member Reg. Fee: $145

Student Package 2 - JSA Member Reg. Fee 2 nights: Not Available

Student Package 3 - Non-member Reg. Fee: $155


Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge

Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $95

Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: $190
Mid-Atlantic Fall StateStudent Package 1 - JSA Member Reg. Fee: $125

Student Package 2 - JSA Member Reg. Fee 2 nights: $175

Student Package 3 - Non-member Reg. Fee: Not Available


Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge

Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100

Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: $200
Student Package 1 - JSA Member Reg. Fee: $165

Student Package 2 - JSA Member Reg. Fee 2 nights: $215

Student Package 3 - Non-member Reg. Fee: Not Available


Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge

Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100

Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: $200
Midwest Fall StateStudent Package 1 - JSA Member Reg. Fee: $125

Student Package 2 - JSA Member Reg. Fee 2 nights: $175

Student Package 3 - Non-member Reg. Fee: Not Available

Student Package 4 - JSA Member Reg. Fee + Bus: $240

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge

Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100

Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: $200
Student Package 1 - JSA Member Reg. Fee: $165

Student Package 2 - JSA Member Reg. Fee 2 nights: $215

Student Package 3 - Non-member Reg. Fee: Not Available

Student Package 4 - JSA Member Reg. Fee + Bus: $280

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge

Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100

Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: $200
Northeast Fall StateStudent Package 1 - JSA Member Reg. Fee: $155

Student Package 2 - JSA Member Reg. Fee 2 nights: $215

Student Package 3 - Non-member Reg. Fee: Not Available


Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge

Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $125

Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: $250
Student Package 1 - JSA Member Reg. Fee: $195

Student Package 2 - JSA Member Reg. Fee 2 nights: $255

Student Package 3 - Non-member Reg. Fee: Not Available


Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge

Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $125

Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: $250
Northern California Fall StateStudent Package 1 - JSA Member Reg. Fee: $125

Student Package 2 - JSA Member Reg. Fee 2 nights: $175

Student Package 3 - Non-member Reg. Fee: Not Available


Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge

Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100

Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: $200
Student Package 1 - JSA Member Reg. Fee: $165

Student Package 2 - JSA Member Reg. Fee 2 nights: $215

Student Package 3 - Non-member Reg. Fee: Not Available


Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge

Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100

Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: $200
Ohio River Valley Fall StateStudent Package 1 - JSA Member Reg. Fee: $125

Student Package 2 - JSA Member Reg. Fee 2 nights: $175

Student Package 3 - Non-member Reg. Fee: Not Available


Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge

Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100

Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: $200
Student Package 1 - JSA Member Reg. Fee: $165

Student Package 2 - JSA Member Reg. Fee 2 nights: $215

Student Package 3 - Non-member Reg. Fee: Not Available


Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge

Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100

Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: $200
Pacific Northwest Fall StateStudent Package 1 - JSA Member Reg. Fee: $125

Student Package 2 - JSA Member Reg. Fee 2 nights: $175

Student Package 3 - Non-member Reg. Fee: Not Available


Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge

Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100

Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: $200
Student Package 1 - JSA Member Reg. Fee: $165

Student Package 2 - JSA Member Reg. Fee 2 nights: $215

Student Package 3 - Non-member Reg. Fee: Not Available


Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge

Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100

Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: $200
Southeast Fall StateStudent Package 1 - JSA Member Reg. Fee: $125

Student Package 2 - JSA Member Reg. Fee 2 nights: $175

Student Package 3 - Non-member Reg. Fee: Not Available


Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge

Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100

Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: $200
Student Package 1 - JSA Member Reg. Fee: $165

Student Package 2 - JSA Member Reg. Fee 2 nights: $215

Student Package 3 - Non-member Reg. Fee: Not Available


Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge

Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100

Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: $200
Southern California (Los Angeles & Orange County)Student Package 1 - JSA Member Reg. Fee: $125

Student Package 2 - JSA Member Reg. Fee 2 nights: Not Available

Student Package 3 - Non-member Reg. Fee: $175


Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge

Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100

Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: $200
Student Package 1 - JSA Member Reg. Fee: $165

Student Package 2 - JSA Member Reg. Fee 2 nights: Not Available

Student Package 3 - Non-member Reg. Fee: $175


Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge

Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100

Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: $200
Texas Fall StateStudent Package 1 - JSA Member Reg. Fee: $145

Student Package 2 - JSA Member Reg. Fee 2 nights: $200

Student Package 3 - Non-member Reg. Fee: Not Available


Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge

Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $120

Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: $240
Student Package 1 - JSA Member Reg. Fee: $185

Student Package 2 - JSA Member Reg. Fee 2 nights: $240

Student Package 3 - Non-member Reg. Fee: Not Available


Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge

Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $120

Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: $240


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