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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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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, 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…

Thursday, October 29th, 2015 @ 4:56PM

We Had a Great Night: Our D.C. Gala

Three ingredients for a great party: good company, compelling conversation, and great food. On Saturday October 17, our JSA family brought them all. The Junior State of America’s annual fall gala took place at Joe’s Stone Crab in Washington, DC this year. The lively veranda and dining room became a…

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