Junior State of America offers programs and experiences that engage students year-round, providing them with opportunities to explore their passion for politics and civic activism in safe, inclusive educational settings. We’ll engage them with activities and curriculum that can guide them toward a future of responsible citizenship while preparing them for success in their educational and career endeavors.
Lessons for growth.
Participating in JSA will expose your child to new experiences and perspectives and challenge them to expand their mind.
Skills for success.
JSA is recognized by top colleges and universities for its strong school-year activities and rigorous summer programs.
You’ll watch as your children become active citizens, leading volunteer and activism efforts that benefit your community.
Friends for life.
JSA students make lifelong friends during their time at JSA, connecting with people at their high schools and around the country who share their interests.
Meet today’s leaders.
Our events and experiences feature keynote speeches from national civic, media and business leaders and give our students the opportunity to join the conversation.
Confidence to soar.
Every year, we see students grow from hesitant public speakers to confident leaders who drive discussions and debate.
Over 12k student members
Chapters in Over 35 states (+8 territories)
More than 170k alumni across sectors
What does it cost to become a JSA member?
Are scholarships available for Summer Experiences?
Are scholarships available for School-Year Experiences?
What is the refund policy?
Are chaperones present at all JSA meetings and events?
How can I contact someone with questions?
Junior State of America produces good citizens—and not just good passive citizens—but good active citizens who believe in their political system and who believe in their capacity to improve it.