National Civic Impact Award

Each year, JSA recognizes the chapter that has had the biggest impact on increasing the level of civic awareness and engagement at their school and in their community. JSA Chapters competing for this award have been chosen as their state’s Chapter of the Year.


The winning chapter will receive:
1. A plaque that can be prominently displayed in your school’s award case;
2. A $500 stipend reward to the chapter’s lead Teacher/Advisor;
3. A $2,000 grant to the chapter in order to continue their civic engagement.

Alameda High School, 2017 NorCal Chapter of the Year

Chapters selected to compete for the National Civic Impact Award demonstrate:


Key to the JSA experience is engagement in the local and school community. This award recognizes JSA Chapters that display strong connections to their community by addressing issues such as homelessness, voter education, school safety, and many more.


JSA builds leaders for today and tomorrow. This award recognizes Chapters that empower their members to take leadership roles, has a collaborative relationship with their Teacher Advisor, and encourages members to be involved in JSA at the state and national level.

Community Involvement

JSA Chapters promote engagement on their high school campus but are also encouraged to take their events and activities to the communities. To earn the National Civic Impact Award, the Chapter encourages members to organize and host activities like voter registration drives and attending local government meetings. Members also get involved with local education and community issues.

2018 Finalists

Kofa High School


Ossining High School


Oconomowoc High School


Manalapan High School


Gateway High School

Northern California

Hamilton High School

Ohio River Valley

The Overlake School

Pacific Northwest

Alliance Olga Mohan High School

Southern California

Naples High School


Saint Mary’s Hall


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