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Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 @ 2:56PM

Hero Highlight

Dan Schnur first saw something special in Junior State of America (JSA) when Alex Evans, former JSA Board President, bought him to one of SoCal JSA State’s conventions. “I saw the students’ enthusiasm and their desire to learn how to debate civically,” said Dan. It was that infectious enthusiasm that…

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 @ 8:33PM

JSA Alums publish book “When Millennials Rule: The Reshaping of America”

The Junior State is excited to celebrate the release of When Millennials Rule: The Reshaping of America, an insightful new book about how young Americans are reimagining U.S. public policy. The book, written by JSA alumni David Cahn (NES ‘14) and Jack Cahn (NES ‘14), draws on the brothers’ experience…

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, 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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