What is JSA?

The Junior State of America is the largest student-run organization in the country consisting of over 50,000 members! These students all have one common bond: they are interested in politics, government, foreign affairs, law, and education.

Start a Chapter!

Follow these 3 steps to set up a chapter in your school:

Contact Us!

First, contact atekle@texas.jsa.org. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible and will guide you through the process of establishing an official chapter!


Acquire a minimum of 8 members. For ideas and suggestions for improving membership, “see the addition forms” part of this section. Once you have the official minimum, collect the standard tax of $5 per member through this tax form.


If you are starting a chapter, you will act as the mandatory Chapter President for the year. Teacher advisors are also necessary to start a chapter. Oftentimes the most interested teachers are U.S. History teachers, Government teachers, and Debate coaches.


The Junior State of America

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