From in-school chapter clubs, to overnight conventions, to challenging academic summer programs and making your own pledge, there is a place for everyone within JSA to help shape who you are and what you want to be – academically, professionally and personally. Find out how you can be involved here.

Create Your Own 'I will be ...' Promise For a Chance To Win!

The easiest way to get involved is to think how you will embody the idea of "Be The People" by making your own “I will be ...” pledge.

We hope our video will have given you some ideas, but it’s entirely up to you how you choose to complete that sentence to play your part in making a positive change.

Now Share It!

There are two simple ways to share your pledge:

  • Post it on the JSA Facebook wall
  • Create a video response on our Facebook page stating your pledge. To create a video response, go to our Facebook page, click on Video (under the JSA logo), and click either Upload Video (if you've already recorded one) or Record in the upper right corner.
Start a chapter

Start or Join a Chapter

JSA chapters are in-school, student-run groups that are the center of civic activity and political awareness on campus. Meetings are held weekly, and activities such as debates, thought talks, and fundraising events are all created by students.

Ask your school administrator if your high school already has a chapter you can join, and if not, now is the perfect time to start your own! Seize the day and read how you can make it happen here.

Attend an event

Attend an Event

Expand your horizons and your minds by attending one of our many exciting events. Throughout the school year and across the nation, JSA holds a series of one-day and overnight conferences, bringing together chapters from across each JSA state.

These events are incredible opportunities to explore key issues and sharpen your senses by engaging in impassioned debate with like-minds. Outstanding guest speakers from the media and political worlds come to inspire, and be inspired. Find out more here.

Apply for Summer School

Apply for Summer School

How will you spend next summer? If you'd like to get a real taste of college life at a prestigious university, JSA summer programs are for you.

Our highly respected three- and four-week courses are politically focused and academically challenging. Find your independence, push yourself to your academic limit and set yourself, and your college application, apart from the crowd.

We also sponsor three- and four-day summer institutes that focus on specific areas of interest, including leadership, politics, media and national security. These institutes are held on college campuses around the country and give high school students the opportunity to discuss local, state and national policy issues with decision-makers who shape the future.

Applications for 2017 are being accepted now. With significant scholarship assistance available, we can help you get there. Take the first step towards your summer of a lifetime today. Read more here.