Building leadership skills is a key part of JSA’s model. Students are encouraged to get involved at the Chapter, state, and national level.

Council of Governors

The Council of Governors is made up of a group of students elected by their peers to develop strategic goals, appoint members to state cabinets and coordinate planning of yearly conventions.

JSA offers very specific opportunities to help students build and strengthen their skills in time management, planning, team building, and organizing multi-day events.

Montezuma Leadership Summit

Each year, a select number of JSA members are chosen by their state’s governor to participate in JSA’s annual leadership summit. Funded by the Montezuma Foundation, the Montezuma Leadership Summit offers this group of JSAers an opportunity to spend three days in workshops related to the history of JSA, meet other JSAers from across the country, and explore their leadership qualities and how to use them effectively in JSA and elsewhere.

JSA Cabinet

Cabinet is the administrative body responsible for implementing the goals outlined by JSA student leaders. Students can apply to serve on Cabinet and may serve on their state cabinet or at the national level.

Chapter Leadership

JSA Chapters lie at the heart of JSA, sparking political awareness on their high school campus and in their local community.  Run for an elected position within your JSA Chapter and help inspire, engage and motivate your fellow JSAers.

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