Archive for Society

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…

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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Thursday, April 16th, 2015 @ 9:30AM

It’s a Shareable Life

Perspectives on the shared economy from a JSA alum that is one of its architects Below is an opinion piece from a distinguished JSA alum and does not necessarily represent the views of JSA as a whole. Please read and contribute to the discussion if you feel the urge, and…

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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Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 @ 11:30AM

Territorial Students Take Washington By Storm

For 24 years, the Junior State of America has partnered with the Office of Insular Affairs at the US Department of the Interior to serve students from the US Territories and Freely Associated States. During a trip this February to participate in the Annual JSA Winter Congress Legislative Simulation, JSA…

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