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Government “by the people, for the people” requires the informed and engaged participation of its citizens. More than just learning about the issues and forming opinions, people in a healthy democracy get involved and take action. JSA does more than educate students and train them to speak out. JSA challenges students to “be the people” who are actively engaged in making their communities, states and the world a better place. In addition to the Summer School, JSA sponsors Summer Institutes on politics and current issues as well as school year conventions and conferences. The largest student-run organization in the nation, JSA is a non-profit, non-partisan organization providing a one-of-a-kind forum for politics and debate. Founded over 80 years ago by high school students, the JSA program today has had over 500,000 participants from across the country and the world, and is the world’s premiere organization for educating young people on the merits, opportunities, challenges and responsibilities of leading within a democratic society.