Junior Statesman of America
Junior State of America (JSA) is a national club with chapters high school campuses across the country. We are students concerned with what is happening around them -- students who are interested in politics and government, foreign affairs, the law, and education. The Junior State of America (JSA) was created by and for these students. Since its inception in 1934, more than 500,000 student members have become active, informed citizens through the Junior State. We are currently in our second year on campus and are growing. Here is the national mission statement:

What makes JSA so unique is that students organize every aspect of organization, all the way from the chapter level to state and national administration. Our student leaders, elected by their fellow JSA members, plan and execute all of the conventions, conferences, and political awareness events held by the Junior State.

JSA allows for an exchange of ideas through stimulating student debates, thought talks, problem solving, and a variety of simulations. By participating in these activities, each member gains a more intelligent and informed viewpoint. JSA also provides a wonderful chance to meet and make friends with scores of other bright, involved students who have similar interests. It's an experience that you don't want to miss.

JSA is a national organization, from the high school chapter level to the regions which coordinate communication with chapters and run two regional events annually, the states which run three large overnight conventions a year, and the national level of general administration. See the section on how to start a chapter to bring JSA to your school. You can help spread the word about JSA by using the resources and tools provided on this site. The information in this section about JSA chapters and events, our new videos about the Junior Statesmen Summer School, blogs by representatives of JSA states, and the new photo galleries can all contribute to giving prospective members a better understanding of what JSA is all about.