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Alumni Event on Oct. 15

Alumni Event on Oct. 15

JSA Alumni are invited to an evening of dinner, drinks and stimulating conversation on Sunday, Oct. 15 at The Pearl in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood.  The event will feature dynamic speakers, networking an opportunity to meet current JSA students.

The theme for the evening is Civics Goes Digital: 21st Century Political Engagement. In today’s digital world access to information has become simple and immediate, but everywhere we turn we see conflicting stories designed to entertain, engage, and even provoke target audiences. How can we best support a vibrant public life, meaningful participation, informed conversations and a representative government in these challenging times?

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Loren Bendele is a serial entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Gell, a mobile/web platform that brings people together through civil discourse on issues that matter. This past summer more than 100 JSA students came together to serve as Gell Ambassadors to help launch the initiative. Prior to Gell, Loren was the co-founder and CEO of Savings.com which he led from launch in 2007 through acquisition in 2012 by Cox Media Group and continued to run within Cox until 2015. Savings.com was awarded the Best M&A Exit by the Los Angeles Venture Association in 2013, the Best Place to Work in Los Angeles by the LA Business Journal (three years in a row) and one of Inc. 500’s Fastest Growing Companies in America. Loren was also the founder of Favado, a grocery app that aggregates all the most popular sales and coupons for every major grocery store across the country. Favado earned over 2 million downloads in less than 2 years, 5-star user ratings on iOS and Android, a Net Promoter Score of 80 and grew to the largest nationwide database of grocery sales and coupons. Loren is also heavily involved in the K-12 public education system in Los Angeles. He is a board member and previous Board Chair of KIPP LA Schools, a high-performing network of fifteen charter schools in East LA and South Central. KIPP LA Schools are 99% students of color where 90% of students are on free or assisted government lunch programs. KIPP LA Schools consistently operates the top performing schools in all of Los Angeles Unified School District, and the top schools serving low-income communities in all of California. Loren, his wife, and two children live in Los Angeles.

Marshall Tuck believes in the power of public schools to change lives – and he’s spent the last 15 years working to make it happen. Tuck was most recently an Educator-in-Residence at the New Teacher Center (NTC), a nonprofit organization working with school districts to help develop and retain effective teachers and principals. In 2007, Tuck became the founding CEO of the nonprofit Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, a groundbreaking collaboration between the Mayor’s office and LA Unified School District to operate 17 struggling elementary, middle, and high schools serving 15,000 students. Under Tuck’s leadership, these schools raised four-year graduation rates by more than 60% and had the highest academic improvement among California’s school systems with more than 10,000 students. Prior to that, Tuck served as President of the nonprofit Green Dot Public Schools, where he helped create 10 new public charter high schools in some of LA’s poorest neighborhoods. All of them outperformed local schools – and 7 have been ranked among the top high schools in America by U.S. News & World Report. Tuck is the son of a teacher and a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Business School. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Mae, and their son Mason.

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JSA Invites Alumni to Refresher at Stanford

JSA Invites Alumni to Refresher at Stanford

Reconnect with fellow Junior State of America Alumni at Stanford University on Sunday, July 9. Meet and network with bright, successful people who share your passion for civic participation and healthy dialogue. Explore how to apply your JSA training in the current political climate.

Relive your JSA days. Hear a thought-provoking talk on “The Future of Political Parties,” and join the conversation that follows. Jump into or watch an Alumni/Student Team Debate. Enjoy lunch with 2017 JSA Summer School students. Re-engage with classmates, and meet new friends.

Refresh your connection with the Junior State of America. Explore with JSA alumni, staff, and board how JSA and JSA Alumni can rise to meet the challenge of these turbulent times. Sharpen your skills and refine your thinking in provocative sessions and conversations.

WHAT: JSA Alumni Reunion/Refresher

WHEN: Sunday, July 9   | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

WHERE: Stanford University Campus

HOW: $25, including lunch. (No one turned away for lack of funds, please email: alumni@jsa.org.)

REGISTER TODAY! SPACE IS LIMITED AND WE EXPECT TO FILL UP QUICKLY.

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OUR SPEAKER

Duf Sundheim, former chair, California Republican Party

Duf-SundheimDuf Sundheim has been active in Republican Party politics since he served as a page in the Illinois State Legislature at age 18. Mr. Sundheim’s focus has been government reform and increased citizen participation in the political process. As Chairman of the California Republican Party (2003-07) Duf played a critical role in the only successful recall of a sitting governor in modern history.  He also led a a voter registration effort which the Republican National Committee recognized as the best in the the nation and led to (a) the smallest differential between Republicans and Democrats since the Great Depression and enabled Governor Schwartzenegger to set modern records for the percentage of women and minorities that voted for a Republican. Read more.

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Junior Statesmen Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

Junior Statesmen Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

The Junior Statesmen Foundation welcomes Lorrayne Ward to its Board of Directors to help with the strategic vision and direction of the national civic education organization. Ward brings more than 10 years of experience working in the business and health sector. She is also a former JSA Chapter president.

Lorrayne Ward, new board member

Lorrayne Ward, new board member

“We are excited to welcome Lorrayne to the board and believe her expertise will be a valuable asset to JSA as we continue to teach the significance of civil dialogue and develop the next generation of leaders,” said Board President Rachel Kaganoff Stern.

Ward will lend her strategic management skills to the 15-member JSA board.  Presently, Ward serves as the director of operations and strategy for the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin.  She was a member of the founding team that helped establish Dell Medical School as a Tier One research university, the first medical school to gain the designation in the past 50 years.

She is a graduate of the Harvard Business School (MBA), Harvard Kennedy School (MPP) and Harvard College (BA). More importantly, in the late 1990s she was a JSA Chapter President (West Torrance High School), two-term Angeles Region Mayor, Southern State Statesperson of the Year, and a graduate of the Stanford and Georgetown Summer Schools.

 

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How JSA Has Impacted Young People

How JSA Has Impacted Young People

JSA’s unique, time-tested method puts students in charge of their own experiences, allowing them to explore how to make their voices and actions matter. Through this approach, JSA has prepared more than 500,000 young people for thoughtful leadership in every sector of society.

Alumni and current students agree: this community of leaders has a lasting impact on their ability to address complex issues and have vital but difficult conversations across diverse viewpoints. These skills benefit not only individual students and alumni, but also the organizations they lead, the communities they inhabit and society overall.

Hear from current students about how JSA has impacted them.

 

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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 2017

CONVENTIONEARLY REGISTRATION PRICESREGULAR REGISTRATION PRICES
Southern California
(Los Angeles)
Oct. 28 - 29, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Sept. 26

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $125.00
Standard Registration Period: Oct. 16

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $185.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $125.00
Southeast
Fort Lauderdale Marriott North
Oct. 28 - 29, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 3

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $120.00
Standard Registration Period: Oct. 16

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $185.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $120.00
Northern California
Santa Clara Marriott
Nov. 11 - 12, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 13

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $120.00
Standard Registration Period: Oct. 20

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $185.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $120.00
Ohio River Valley
Sheraton Columbus
Nov. 11 - 12, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 3

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $110.00
Standard Registration Period: Oct. 30

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $175.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $110.00
Pacific Northwest
Doubletree Seattle Hotel Airport
Nov. 11 - 12, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 3

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $200.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100.00
Standard Registration Period: Oct. 30

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $175.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $225.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100.00
Mid-Atlantic
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
Nov. 18 - 19, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 10

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $200.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $110.00
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room: $220.00
Standard Registration Period: Nov. 6

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $175.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $225.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $110.00
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room: $220.00
Southern California
(Orange County)
Nov. 18 - 19, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 17

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $125.00
Standard Registration Period: Oct. 31

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $185.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $125.00
Texas
Sheraton Austin Hotel
Nov. 18 - 19, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 25

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $165.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $215.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $160.00
Standard Registration Period: Nov. 6

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $200.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $250.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $160.00
Midwest
Madison Concourse Hotel
Dec. 2 - 3, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 24

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $215.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100.00
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room: $220.00
Standard Registration Period: Nov. 20

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $175.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $240.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100.00
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room: $220.00
Arizona
Tucson Marriott University Park
Dec. 9 - 10, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Nov. 13

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $165.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $110.00
Standard Registration Period: Nov. 20

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $175.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $110.00
Northeast
Boston Park Plaza Hotel
Dec. 9 - 10, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 31

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $165.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $210.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $160.00
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room: $320.00
Standard Registration Period: Nov. 7

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $200.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $250.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $160.00
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room: $320.00


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