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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…

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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Friday, October 16th, 2015 @ 10:49PM

From the Marianas to Princeton

As part of our alumni scholarship program, JSA is able to send several students from our overseas territories to our summer programs–introducing them to other JSA students from around the country for the first time. These students provide an invaluable perspective to our JSA communities, and alumni scholarship support provides…

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Thursday, September 10th, 2015 @ 11:04PM

Uniting Nationwide

West Sacramento Mayor and JSA alumnus Chris Cabaldon (LACES HS ’83) has been a long-time advocate for education and community empowerment. Recently appointed to the National Advisory Board of America’s College Promise, he’ll be uniting mayors across the county to expand access to college education and better prepare the country’s workforce against unemployment. From a press release…

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Friday, June 19th, 2015 @ 9:40AM

Hero Spotlight: Herbie Walker

Herbie Walker, Dean of Students at Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, found JSA in 2012 when seeking summer programs to introduce students to college campuses. Three years later, Herbie exemplifies the passion and dedication of our best Teacher-Advisors (TAs).

In this profile excerpted from JSA’s 2014 Annual Report, we speak with Herbie about his students and experience with Junior State.

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