Fall State



What is Fall State?

Each year, JSA's first convention of the year is guided by a theme selected by our student Council of Governors. The theme reflects perspectives, ideas, and issues that are paramount and relevant to young people in the nation.

At Fall State, debate resolutions will investigate factions of society — from political parties to rural constituencies to activist movements — and aim to inspire empathy and understanding. By bringing together large groups of students with diverse opinions and perspectives, JSA young people learn how to approach problems with open-mindedness and practical solutions.


Our Solution

 Students across the country are starting or continuing their leadership and civic action journeys in one of this country’s most difficult times.  

How will we respond?  As passionate change agents in the United States, it is essential that students learn about their rights and protections, and how to be educated and engaged voters.  As presidential candidates and state and local politicians spar over the topics of pandemic response and civil unrest, it is imperative that students remain engaged in the process of civic action. 

How can students respond to these challenging times?  It is no small task, but as a JSA participant, you are no average student.  With the right skills and experience, you can affect the changes needed to move our country forward.  Join us at Fall State to begin or continue your journey of civic engagement.  Participate in debates, thought talks, activism fairs, and connect to others.



10:00 - 10:30: Opening Session

10:30 - 11:20: Block One (Debates)

Break (10 minutes)

11:30 - 12:30: Block Two (Activism)

Lunch (1 hour)

1:30 - 2:30: Social Block

Break (10 minutes)

2:40 - 4:00: Block Three (Debate, SCOTUS and Presidential)

Break (10 minutes)

4:10 - 4:30: Fashion Show

Break (10 minutes)

4:40 - 5:30: Block Four (Debate)

5:30 - 6:00: State Closing Session


10:00 - 11:00: State of the State + Chapter Caucus

11:00 - 11:50: Block One (Debates)

*Snack* Break (10 minutes)

12:00 - 12:40: Keynote

Lunch (1 hour)

1:40 - 3:00: Block Two (Debate, World Leader Conference + Pandemic Crisis Session)

Break (10 minutes)

3:10 - 4:00: Block Three (Debate)

4:00 - 4:30: Closing Session


CONTACT jsa@jsa.org!