More than 500,000 high school students have participated in JSA since its founding in 1934. If you’re one of them, welcome back.
Our 2017 Alumni Survey found that JSA alums are 65 percent more likely to vote, be confident in public speaking, and more likely to lead group projects. JSA builds leadership skills, fosters respect for different perspectives, and helps students find their voice.

JSA alums now fill roles as entrepreneurs, activists, lawyers, elected officials and more.  Below is just a partial list of JSA Alums.

Notable JSA Alums

Mark Takano, Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-CA)

Zoe Lofgren, Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-CA)

Derek Kilmer, Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-WA)

Edwin Meese III, Former U.S. Attorney General, Reagan Administration

Charles Schwab, Founder & Chairman, Charles Schwab Corporation

Andrei Cherny, Chair, Arizona Democratic Party

Bob Mathias, Former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Olympic Gold Medalist

Carol Hallett, Counselor to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Former President and CEO of the Air Transport Association of America

Eric Garcetti, Mayor, Los Angeles, California

Lenny Mendonca, Senior Partner Emeritus, McKinsey & Company

Leon Panetta, Former Secretary of Defense, Obama Administration

Liz Lempert, Mayor, Princeton, New Jersey

Michael Edelstein, President, NBCUniversal International Studios

Mike McCurry, Former Press Secretary, Clinton Administration

Norm Mineta, Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce (Clinton Administration), Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation (Bush Administration)

Timothy Ingrassia, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Goldman Sachs

Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots