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Thursday, July 14th, 2016 @ 5:19AM

Honor Roll Announced

Each year we celebrate the roughly 300 individuals within the JSA community that form the backbone of financial support for our programs. We call it the Distinguished Giving Honor Roll. As the Junior State’s most generous supporters, their gifts last year allowed us to serve more than 11,000 students across…

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Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 @ 3:57PM

Hero Spotlight: Debbie Minchin

Debbie Minchin first saw the glimmer of something special when her daughter’s friends started coming over to talk politics. “I saw her enthusiasm,” Debbie says of Felicia (NES ’05). It was that infectious enthusiasm that convinced Debbie to serve as a volunteer chaperone for JSA activities—and to eventually become the…

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Friday, June 19th, 2015 @ 9:40AM

Hero Spotlight: Herbie Walker

Herbie Walker, Dean of Students at Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, found JSA in 2012 when seeking summer programs to introduce students to college campuses. Three years later, Herbie exemplifies the passion and dedication of our best Teacher-Advisors (TAs).

In this profile excerpted from JSA’s 2014 Annual Report, we speak with Herbie about his students and experience with Junior State.

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Friday, June 5th, 2015 @ 5:48PM

2015 Garner Scholarship Recipient Announced

The Junior Statesmen Foundation is pleased to announce Juan Hernandez of Ventura, California as the 2015 recipient of the Gerald Garner Memorial Scholarship. Hernandez is a dedicated participant in the Junior State of America’s school-year programs, serving on the executive cabinet for JSA Southern California as the Director of Expansion….

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Thursday, May 28th, 2015 @ 6:17PM

A Philanthropic Milestone in LA

The Junior State of America holds numerous events for alumni and supporters in LA, including its first-ever fundraising event in 2006. Now an annual event, the LA spring fundraiser attracts new supporters every year, and this spring was no exception. In addition to supporting general funds for JSA, the event…

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Friday, March 20th, 2015 @ 10:05AM

Alliance Wows with LA City Hall Conference

The Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools is the largest nonprofit charter network in Los Angeles, comprised of 26 free, public charter high schools and middle schools serving 11,000 low-income students. In this article, we explore the deepening relationship between the Junior State of America and the Alliance network, and the…

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