In the 1950s, the Korean War began, Senator Joseph McCarthy rose to fame with his accusations of Communist infiltrations, and the U.S.S.R. launched Sputnik, inspiring the Space Race. In 1953, JSA hosted its first co-ed summer school program at Mills College. JSA continued to expand throughout the decade, earning renown for the opportunities it offered to young people throughout California.
This fundraising team consists of students who graduated from JSA in the 1950s and continue to believe in the power of the Junior State of America. We’re celebrating JSA’s 80th anniversary by asking our friends, families, and fellow JSA’ers to invest in an organization that continues to make a huge impact on the lives of students across the U.S.
Please contribute to our shared goal by finding a 1950s compatriot (from the member list on your right) to contribute to, by clicking "DONATE NOW" above and contributing to our shared decade goal, or even by clicking "JOIN TEAM" on our team photo to start your own fundraising page and share your love of JSA with others.
We want to ensure that every student who wants to participate in JSA can, regardless of family income. Your contribution makes that happen.
$100—or $9 a month—helps one future leader attend a convention; $300—or $25 a month—helps them attend for an entire year. $500 a month ensures one more student can attend our life-changing summer school.