Junior Statesmen Foundation

Summer Programs:

School Notes Overview:

The Junior State of America is the largest student-run high school organization in America, with over 16,000 members throughout the U.S.A and Canada. It is a non-partisan group filled with members that are interested in politics, government, debate, the law, and education. What makes JSA so special is that students organize every aspect of it, from the school chapter level to the national administration......

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School Overview:

County San Mateo County, CA
Program Name Junior Statesmen Summer School-Georgetown University
Program Type Political education and leadership training
Number of Students 250 students
Student Body Type Coeducational
Grades 10 - 12
Ages Accepted Age 14 - Age 18
First Session Start Date June 13
First Session End Date July 4
Second Session Start Date July 11
Second Session End Date August 1
First Program Weeks 3 weeks
Program Director Matthew Randazzo
Summer School Type Residential

Junior Statesmen Summer School-Northwestern University:

Program Type Political education and leadership training
Number of Students 100 students
Student Body Type Coeducational
Grades 10 -
Ages Accepted Age 14 - Age 18
First Session Start Date June
First Session End Date July
First Program Weeks 3 weeks

Junior Statesmen Summer School-Princeton University:

Program Type Political education and leadership training
Number of Students 250 students
Student Body Type Coeducational
Grades 10 -
Ages Accepted Age 14 - Age 18
First Session Start Date June
First Session End Date July
First Program Weeks 3 weeks

Junior Statesmen Summer School-Stanford University:

Program Type Political education and leadership training
Number of Students 300 students
Student Body Type Coeducational
Grades 10 -
Ages Accepted Age 14 - Age 18
First Session Start Date June
First Session End Date July
First Program Weeks 4 weeks

School Notes:

  • The Junior State of America is the largest student-run high school organization in America, with over 16,000 members throughout the U.S.A and Canada. It is a non-partisan group filled with members that are interested in politics, government, debate, the law, and education. What makes JSA so special is that students organize every aspect of it, from the school chapter level to the national administration.
  • Georgetown Summer School students experience a unique combination of rigorous academics and hands-on learning in our nationís capitol. During three fast-paced weeks, the study of government is enriched by a high-level Speakers Program and nightly student debates.
  • In class, university professors guide you through a semester of advanced coursework in three weeks. Lectures, class discussions and political simulations explore the basic tenets of political science. Students may enroll in AP U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. Foreign Policy, Constitutional Law or The Presidency. Assignments include extensive reading, two essay examinations and completion of a major research paper.
  • During Congressional Workshop, students put their knowledge into action. You and your classmates will help create and run a legislative body patterned after the U.S. Congress with nightly student debates on current policy issues.
  • In Washington, D.C., you meet and question national leaders, including White House officials, Congressional leaders, Cabinet members, lobbyists and journalists. Students watch the House and Senate in sessions, attend Congressional hearings and use the vast resources of Washington while doing research for their term paper and debates.

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