Posted on December 21, 2016.
The Junior Statesmen Foundation is pleased to announce and welcome our three new members to the Board of Trustees, including a JSA summer school alumni and a former JSA Governor. The Foundation serves as the fiscal sponsor of the Junior State of America, a nonprofit founded in 1934 that provides civic engagement and leadership programming for high school youth across the country. Joining our Trustees are Scott Bekemeyer, Karyn Dest Harrington and Jennifer Bunn Hayden. Together, they bring a wealth of experience in law, management and policy, and represent backgrounds with experience from across the country.
Scott Bekemeyer is the Chairman of PRE Diversified Holdings, an investment company which acquires and operates specialty manufacturing companies. Scott holds an A.B. and an M.B.A. degree from Stanford University. Scott’s prior experience includes being Vice President of Business Development at ZipRealty and Co-Founder of Sierra Expressway, a commuter airline. Scott loves to travel and he is a former JSF trustee.
Karyn Dest Harrington is Vice President for Strategic Communications at Coca-Cola North America. Karyn began her career as a TV reporter in both Missouri and Michigan. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri and dual M.B.A. degrees from the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in Canada. She also participated in the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. In addition to various SoCal JSA roles, Karyn is an alum from Georgetown Summer School 1995, Yale 1996, and was a resident advisor for two summers at the Georgetown Summer School.
Jennifer Bunn Hayden is a litigation attorney at Hueston Hennigan LLP. Jennifer began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Josephine Staton of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Prior to law school, she was a Teach for America Corps Member in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she taught fifth grade. She holds a B.S. from the Wharton School and a B.A. from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. Jennifer was Governor of the SoCal State and is an alum of Stanford Summer School 2000.
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Posted on January 26, 2014.
President Obama will deliver his 2014 State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 28 at 9:00 p.m. EST, 8:00 p.m. CST, 6:00 p.m. PST. Check your local listings or stream on your computer. JSA reached out to our alumni and friends of JSA to get their thoughts on what to watch for in the speech. Download JSA’s guide to the State of the Union to get ready for the speech.
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Posted on July 8, 2013.
Early in the morning of July 1, 2013 the students and staff of the JSA Summer School at the University of Virginia loaded a bus bound for Jamestown. Integrated into the curriculum of this unique program are several trips to locations “where history was made.” The students first trip took them to Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas, and Colonial Williamsburg. Continue Reading
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Posted on July 3, 2013.
On Sunday, June 30, nearly 200 students checked in on campus for the JSA Summer School at Stanford University. This year’s class includes students from 19 states, 5 insular territories/freely associated states and also 4 other countries. It is a diverse, intelligent and energetic group of high school students. The students will be immersed in a three-week program where they will be taking a college level course in one of five subjects: AP US Government, AP Macroeconomics, Constitutional Law, International Relations or Speech and Political Communications. Combined with a debate workshop and speakers program, these students will be poised to become the leaders of tomorrow by JSA’s unique brand of civic education.
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Posted on April 4, 2013.
A new video highlighting The Junior Statesmen Foundation’s (JSA) highly acclaimed AP U.S. History course at the JSA Summer School at the University of Virginia has just been released. High school students will have the opportunity to learn about United States history at the university founded by Thomas Jefferson. The AP U.S. History course that the student will take during this intensive 5-week program is equivalent to a full two-semester course and will prepare students to take the Advanced Placement examination in U.S. History administered in May by the College Board. Continue Reading
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