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Friday, March 18th, 2016 @ 5:45PM

Partners Profile: Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

Since 2013, JSA’s relationship with Alliance College Ready Public Schools have engaged in over 800 students to empower youth of all backgrounds in civic education and leadership programming. With support from our JSA and Alliance donors, we enrolled 62 Alliance students in summer programs at Stanford, Princeton, UVA, Georgetown and…

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Monday, February 22nd, 2016 @ 11:46PM

5 Tips and Tricks I Learned from a Political Journalist

We love featuring the voices of alumni. After graduating from the Junior State of America, Monica Sampson (AZ ’14) now attends Arizona State University at the Walter Conkite School of Journalism as a college sophomore. She double majors in theatre. We’re featuring her guest post on jumping up from her…

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Thursday, February 11th, 2016 @ 7:54PM

Junior Statesmen Foundation Welcomes Four New Members to their Board of Directors

The Junior Statesmen Foundation is pleased to announce and welcome our new members to the board of directors, including three alumni and a JSA parent. Each have been highly involved in the organization in the past, and contribute insightful and strong thought partnership to our board. The Junior Statesmen Foundation…

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Monday, January 18th, 2016 @ 10:40AM

A Day of Service

From registering voters to delivering food to the housebound for MLK Day, JSA students embody a commitment to statesmenship and service. This story features the initiative of our JSA students as they grapple with the problem of hunger in their beloved communities and begin to reflect on the systemic solutions…

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Monday, December 28th, 2015 @ 6:10PM

Alum David Knatcal on Giving Back—with His New JSA Chapter

David Knatcal (SoCal, Downtown Magnets H.S. ’86) was a Junior State chapter member and summer school attendee, and will never forget his experiences. It made such an impact on him that he’s now a JSA Teacher Advisor at Burroughs High School in Burbank, California, educating his students in civic engagement. In this…

Friday, December 18th, 2015 @ 6:34PM

JSA, Innercity L.A. to UVA: A Young Alum Profile

At JSA, we believe in teaching our students to lift themselves up—and to lift others up along with them. Young alum Floyd Black (SoCal ’15) knows this first hand. Rising from a difficult innercity background, he’s learned to lead with a listening and wise-beyond-his-years ear. We share in this story…