Get Involved

Join JSA

Junior State of America is an inclusive community that believes that citizens of all ages can be engaged in democracy at every level. If you’re a high school student, you can join JSA experiences right now, even if you’re not a member.


All are welcome at JSA.

High school student in grades 9 – 12, in the U.S., U.S. Territories, and Freely Associated States.

Get an introduction to JSA, and see how your peers across the U.S. are making their communities better.

Register with JSA through JSAConnect and select your high school.

There are many virtual JSA experiences that you can register for and attend, even if you’re not a current JSA member. Register with JSAConnect to get started.

Your involvement with JSA can start in a number of ways.

Attend a JSA Live Event

Our JSA Live speaker series brings inspiring leaders in politics, business, education, and activism to address our entire community. Events are virtual until it’s safe to gather in person.

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Attend a Virtual Convention

You do not have to be a member to attend one of our virtual events, but you should sign up for the experience in your high school’s state.

View School-Year Experiences

Attend a Workshop

JSA presents workshops throughout the year with guest speakers, interactive presentations, and mentor sessions designed to help you improve your speech, research, and debating skills.

See Available Workshops

Connect with Us

You can follow JSA on social to keep up with our programs and experiences, and stay engaged with volunteer and activism opportunities tailored to you.

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  • The number one reason why I love JSA is impact. JSA is the largest student-run organization in America, and that translates into how we improve and better our communities. The activism I see happening through JSA is, frankly, not found anywhere else.

    David T.
    JSA Texas Governor 2020-21
  • I have had experience with JSA for 45 years—beginning with my participating in its programming during my high school years to serving as a Board Member. JSA does remarkable work helping high school students understand the importance of civic engagement, and how to do so in a constructive and powerful way. It is a remarkable organization and I am proud to be on the Board.

    Larry Klane
    JSA Board Member


Have questions?

What does being a “student-led” organization mean?

What are Chapter Conventions?

What is JSA Cabinet?

How do I apply to JSA Summer Programs?

Have colleges heard of JSA?

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