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