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Become a part of the JSA community.

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If you’re reading this, we know you’re interested in the future of our country — in our democracy and its citizens.

For over 80 years, our mission and our programs have resonated with students, educators, parents, and partners interested in politics, government, debate, leadership, and community activism. Help us achieve our ambitious goals by getting involved in any number of ways. Do something for our common good. Join us.



JSA offers year-round programming that engages high school students in the fundamentals of democracy and leadership.

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Educators and community leaders inspire JSA students by providing the framework for activism and sharing stories of civic transformation.

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Whether you’re a student, parent, educator, or alum, there are many ways to follow JSA and engage with content tailored to you.

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Partnering with JSA allows us to maximize our collective impact and expand the reach of our programs to the widest, most diverse group of students possible.

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Donations to JSA at any level have a direct impact on the student experience and bolster our continuing efforts to eliminate all barriers to access.

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    For me, JSA is a community. A wonderful group of people who are dedicated to a singular goal—making the world a better place.

    Emma C.
    2021-22 Southeast Governor
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    I love JSA for its community. I’ve made some of my closest friends to this day from all over the US and I love how connected we all are.

    Peggy L.
    2021-22 Northeast Governor
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