In the 1960s, US Presidential debates were televised for the first time, President John F. Kennedy lost his life, and Martin Luther King, Jr. led hundreds of thousands through Washington, DC to protest racial inequality. In the 1960s, JSA students were deeply affected by the Civil Rights movement and the start of the Vietnam War. An alumnus named Jack Eugene Teeters provided the financial support to keep the Junior State alive, operating the organization out of his own law office. As the 1960s flowed into the next decade, this support allowed the Junior State to find its feet again and continue supporting students and their leadership and growth.
This fundraising team consists of students who graduated from JSA in the 1960s 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 1960s 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.