Is JSA for You?
Junior State of America offers opportunities for every high school student to engage with our unique programs among a passionate community of their peers, and entrusts them with the autonomy to find their place among our next generation of informed citizen leaders.
You’re curious about the world and have an interest in engaged citizenship. Your journey to becoming a leader who shapes your community starts today.
You’re a mentor, committed to improving outcomes for all students. JSA extends your curriculum with real-life lessons of civics, service, and activism.
You want to see your child thrive. JSA activates their interest in politics and civic leadership as they develop skills for future educational and career success.
Your organization is committed to the future of our democracy – and America’s students. Help us advance our programming to bridge the political divide.
I can talk to virtually anyone in this organization and they will always be willing to engage in either a political discussion or debate for fun. It is so amazing being able to talk with people your age about issues in the world you care about.
JSA has always been a place where I’ve been able to discuss serious issues with my peers while also learning more and expanding my views. Through discussion, I’ve also found some of my closest friends in the organization that has fostered my love for politics ever since freshmen year.
Lessons for growth.
Participate in discussions and debates, and engage with peers inside and outside of your local communities.
Skills for success.
Learn and apply new skills, like project management, persuasive writing, and public speaking that will be invaluable in your future educational and career pursuits.
Relationships for life.
Share similar interests and passions. You’ll quickly learn how much you have in common with your peers, and make lifelong friends.