Lifetime Value & Benefit for all Fields
For many students our program is a perfect fit for their academic and professional interests and goals. But we recognize that some students or parents considering JSA might feel that our emphasis on education in the areas of civics doesn’t exactly match with their primary area of study or career interest. If you fall into this second category, we’d like to emphasize that while our lens is focused on understanding the underpinnings and mechanics of modern democratic society, the valuable outcomes you develop through our program translate across all fields of study and career paths. At JSA you’ll develop valuable skills and attributes including leadership, confidence, awareness, analytical skills, self-expression, public speaking, negotiation, and effective writing. And of course, you’ll become part of a truly amazing network of over 500,000 dynamic JSA Alumni across the country and around the world.
Leadership & Success for Every Career Path
In fact, you can find successful JSA alumni in almost every career field you can think of, from science to sports. This is because one of the strong benefits of the program is that it builds people of upstanding character and values, which translate into anything and everything you’ll ever do in school, in your professional career, and throughout life.
|Leon Panetta||Former U.S. Secretary of Defense; Former Congressman (D-CA)|
|Charles Schwab||Founder & Chairman, Charles Schwab Corp|
|Tom Brady||Quarterback, New England Patriots|
|Eric Garcetti||Mayor, City of Los Angeles, California|
|Michael Edelstein||President, International Television Production, NBC Universal|
|Timothy Ingrassia||Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Goldman Sachs|
|Ed Meese||U.S. Attorney General, Reagan Administration|
|Mike McCurry||White House Press Secretary, Clinton Administration|
|Hon. Liz Lempert||Mayor of Princeton, New Jersey|
|Hon. Matt Harper||Mayor of Huntington Beach, California|
|Hon. Carol Hallett||Former US Ambassador to the Bahamas and Director of the Customs Service under President George H.W. Bush|
|Jennifer Palmieri||White House Communications Director, Obama Administration; Author of "Dear Madam President"|
|Dr. Tracy Fitzsimmons||President of Shenandoah University|
|Debby Van Winkle Dulsky||Chief Commercial Officer at HomeServeUSA|
|Ena L. LaVan||Vice President – Alliance College-Ready Public Schools|
|Dr. Lynn Uzzell||Scholar in Residence – Center for the Constitution at James Madison’s Montpelier|
|Cindy Chen||Senior Counsel at Johnson & Johnson|
|Rachel Derkits-Gelman||Co-Founder of Tembow|
In addition to these successful JSA Alumni there are hundreds of thousands more, who remain connected with the JSA organization and who network together to support good causes, build opportunities in their communities, and share successes together.
We hope that you’ll join us this summer at a JSA Summer School program and become a part of our diverse, thriving, and engaged community of successful citizens.