JSA Nation

A diverse nation led by students, for students.

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What is the JSA Nation?

The Junior State of America is a diverse body of citizens — students, educators, parents, alumni, and partners — who work in concert to increase engagement with democracy through participation in our unique programs. The JSA Nation is a dynamic student-led organization, with elected and appointed leaders at every level, that offers our delegates an invaluable cooperative and collaborative experience, providing them the tools required to make democracy work.

Our Governing Model

JSA is driven by our student members who are given the autonomy and responsibility to plan and execute civics-focused discussions, events, and activism projects throughout the year. JSA chapters serve as the center of political awareness at their schools, and our school-year and summer experiences bring thousands of students together to learn from each other.

Explore JSA Nation

JSA Nation is one community—a diverse body of students, educators, parents, alumni, and partners united in their commitment to democracy.

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Meet the Student Leaders

2021-2022 Council of Governors

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Jason Y.

Texas Governor
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Keira P.

Southern California Governor
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Emma C.

Southeast Governor
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Addy D.

Pacific Northwest Governor
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Aneetej A.

Ohio River Valley Governor
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Peggy L.

Northeast Governor
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Mehek T.

Midwest Governor
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George B.

Mid-Atlantic Governor
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Rebecca S.

Arizona Governor
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Cecille P.

Northern California Governor and Member, Board of Directors

2021-2022 National Cabinet

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Elleen K.

National Director of Activities
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Hans B.N.

National Director of Publicity
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Debby C.

National Director of Grant Writing
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Hannah C.

National Director of Fundraising
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Charles H.

National Director of Debate
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Katie Z.

National Director of Technology
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Laasya G.

National Director of Expansion