Engaging, passionate, motivating, and inspiring. These are just some of words were used by Fight Apathy campaign hosts to describe their experience with JSA’s Fight Apathy Campaign this year. With 160,000 students in 300+ schools across 32 states participating in the campaign, the impact on America's youth was significant and the largest campaign yet. Fight Apathy 2016 was astoundingly successful by the numbers, but even more so by the stories. The Fight Apathy campaign was started at one JSA chapter four years ago and has become a large nationwide initiative for JSA chapters since.
Sara Reed, student campaign organizer and Senior at Skyline High School in Sammamish, Washington states, "The Fight Apathy campaign at Skyline high school was incredibly successful. We had over 1,500 students actively participating and voicing their beliefs. The commons were covered in streamers and the classrooms covered with engaging political discussion. Overall, the campaign was an amazing event we can not wait to continue next year!"
This year's Fight Apathy campaign season saw more innovation than ever before. Not only was the campaign being held in elementary and middle schools for the first time, but it was also co-hosted by several different organizations within schools. Fight Apathy reached beyond JSA in new and exciting ways. Students from activism clubs rallying for causes such as poverty relief, feminism, and human rights all hosted the Fight Apathy campaign in their schools this year. These students stated that the Fight Apathy campaign was fulfilling and engaging for students in their school.
Positive feedback continues to prove that Fight Apathy is a worthwhile, effective, and meaningful campaign for ending the stigma that millennials are an apathetic generation. The sticker campaign that started with a single school has turned into a huge event nationwide for the Junior State of America and the future of America.