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Become a Mentor

In a polarizing political moment, we believe a spirit of curiosity and a commitment to understanding is the way forward. We rely on passionate educators to provide mentorship and guide JSA students through their civic awakenings.

Benefits of Mentoring

Inspire a new generation of leaders who value civil dialogue, respectful disagreement, and collective action.

Work with student leaders.

JSA students are our future local and national leaders in politics, business, and law, who will change our communities.

Help students find their voices.

JSA provides a valuable opportunity for students to develop or sharpen public speaking skills and gain confidence in front of any group.

Spark activism in and out of the classroom.

Extend the concepts of citizenship and democracy beyond the curriculum, with opportunities to engage your students in direct action.

  • I am continually impressed with the dedication and ability of the young men and women of JSA. Never once have they said 'someone should do something.' They have always just put their ideas into action. I am proud to be working with today's JSA leaders as they make their way to be tomorrow's world leaders.

    David Knatcal
    John Burroughs High School Teacher Advisor


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Mentoring Resources

Here are a few resources to help.