JSA Story of the Month

Each month, we'll be bringing you a new story about a JSA chapter that exemplifies our promise to “Be The People” and create positive change.

Are you from a JSA chapter that has a story to tell? If so, we’d love to hear about it and possibly feature you as a future Story of the Month. Email us and tell us today why your chapter should be in the spotlight.


Watchung Hills People Power

What better way to start this series than with the JSA chapter from Watchung Hills Regional High School in Warren, N.J.? It won JSA’s 2010 National Civic Impact Award and a $2,000 prize for its members’ incredible work both within their school and beyond.

Their exhilarating year of activity included doubling the size of the school’s chapter, attending — in their own inimitable style — many JSA events, and organizing a huge political fair at their school.

What really made this chapter stand out, though, was the impact members made in their local community. Their “Battle Of The Bands” competition raised $500 for a local charity supporting victims of domestic abuse. The community garden they created provided produce for local soup kitchens. Their individual actions collectively helped change their community for the better.