Club Spotlight: JSA Debate Club

We fund most of the travel expenses for students, so students can travel to these conventions to meet new people, debate, and share their view on a multitude of problems. These conventions can last one to two days, as a result, students must make their own decisions without their parents, and that is a great way for our students to mature and become more independent.

We have three overnight conventions annually, where hundreds of passionate young leaders learn to develop statesmanship and responsible citizenship by engaging in political discourse and respectfully debating on public policy. Members will participate in activism related activities and civil service as cleaning up the park and raising money for charities. By doing so, they will build relationships, leadership, and cooperation skills.

Also, our students holding positions in the organization as moderators and logistics agents
will learn real-world skills as time-management, logistics, and law. These conventions invite important political figures as senators and state-representatives to speak to the students
about current day issues; these important figures will inspire students to participate more in their community. The club is eager for new dedicated members!

The Winchester JSA debate club meets on every Wednesday afternoon 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The club also has a Facebook page, where the club’s officers post weekly updates, debates,
and the context of the debates. Students on the Facebook page vote for our weekly debates. There will be snacks.