Through participation in Junior State of America, students acquire the skills and gain the confidence to represent their chapters, regions, and states — to represent each other — fairly and ethically. Their passion for citizenship and democracy is infectious, and it spreads to friends and families and into their communities. JSAers will go on to run for city council and state legislatures. They’ll represent us in Washington, D.C. We’re empowering citizen influencers for democracy.
What do JSA participants say?
100% are likely to vote and actively participate in future elections
80% say JSA improved their knowledge of domestic and foreign affairs
73% say JSA has helped with public speaking and interactions with adults
87% show interest in participating in local government events
Learning the skills to lead.
More than 500k JSA participants since 1934
Raised $2m annually for scholarships + student-run activities
More than $200k raised by chapters collectively each year
We believe that transparency is essential to building trust and amplifying our impact.
2018-19 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
I think it’s one of the best programs for young people we have on Capitol Hill. They learn things. They’re able to participate. They’re able to question some of America’s political leaders on every issue. They’re exposed to the government. I think it’s an opportunity that’s very significant for these young people and that’s why I come back.