What to Expect when Starting a Chapter
Your Teacher Advisor will serve as your mentor, chaperone, and liaison to the school administration for your chapter. They are also often your Chapter’s biggest supporter and advocate. Many chapters choose a government or social sciences teacher, but any enthusiastic educator at your school can fill this role.
Before your JSA chapter becomes official you must obtain approval from your school's administration. This process varies from district to district so it's best to have your TA assist you. Beginning earlier in the school year can expedite the approval process. If you need further assistance contact your region's program director.
Finally, you must recruit members to join your chapter. JSA chapters are open for any high school student of any background or political affiliation to join. To help in your recruitment efforts JSA will send you materials such as posters, flyers, debate handbooks, and other guides. You will also be contacted by students in JSA whose job is to help you with recruitment and chapter building. If you did not fill out the Chapter Start-Up Forms please do so by clicking here.
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