The Ohio River Valley is pleased to provide a wealth of resources and information to new, potential, and established chapters. These resources are categorized into Starting a Chapter, Chapter Health, Debate, and Convention, and can be found below. Click on the link to any resource to access it:
Starting a Chapter:
This provides a basic instructional guide on how to create a JSA chapter at your high school, including the people you’d need to talk to in order to get started.
One of the things each chapter needs is a constitution. This is the basic layout on how to start your chapters constitution along with providing an example of how to write it.
This is a page to fill out for your chapter needs or questions.
Taxes are a mandatory part of JSA, here is the tax sheet that will need filled out by each chapter.
Your chapter will elect chapter cabinet officials and fill this page out with their contact information.
This is the main JSA site. Every JSA member needs to register for MyJSA upon becoming involved in JSA.
Every year one chapter in each region is selected based on their involvement and rewarded at the Spring State convention
The conventions can be expensive, but here are some ways to help reduce the cost so your chapter can still attend.
This provides insight on the jobs and responsibilities of being elected your chapter’s president.
This is a shortened version of the debate handbook with the most vital information about debates.
The full length debate handbook goes more in depth and provides more information on debates and the debating process. It includes information on how to prepare and support an argument along with other useful material.
A moderator has the responsibility of keeping structure in the debate. These guidelines will help uphold those responsibilities.
Thought Talks are another important activity that help make your meetings more engaging, check out the handbook above.
Please see the “Convention” page of the ORV website for information on conventions and how to sign up.