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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, April 29th, 2016 @ 10:27PM

Graduating Seniors Profile

We’re pleased to usher in our new class of alumni. In the next couple of months, our graduating class of JSA seniors will be finishing up their finals and preparing themselves for their futures. In this feature, we interviewed several seniors to learn about what they hoped to do next….

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 @ 6:23PM

We Shot for the Stars at Our Los Angeles Fundraiser

We were starstruck last Saturday. Who were the stars? Our incredible students, alumni and JSA advocates. At the California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Pavilion in Los Angeles, the Junior State of America dined under the space shuttle Endeavour to raise funds for our youth leadership programs.            …

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Thursday, March 31st, 2016 @ 10:35AM

Our Council of Governors

While spring is just starting to bloom, our student governors are knee-deep in making a difference in their JSA chapters, states and national cohort after a winter of deep planning. This past winter, JSA’s 2015-2016 student governors came together for their last Council of Governors’ meeting for this graduating class in Washington,…

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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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