Important JSF News: 50-Day Countdown to the 68th Annual Summer Program Early Decision Deadline

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The Junior Statesmen Foundation announces a 50-day countdown to the first early decision deadline to apply for the 68th Annual Junior Statesmen Summer Schools. The 2008 U.S. presidential election race is wide open, and the field of candidates is diverse. The Junior Statesmen Summer Programs are changing the future by imparting knowledge and skills to the youth leaders nationwide, empowering them to impact this and future elections.

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I look back on my Junior Statesmen days and more than college or anything else I've done, it was what really prepared me for a career at the top levels of Washington politics.

The U.S. presidential election of 2008 marks the first time since 1952 when neither an incumbent president nor incumbent vice president is seeking nomination. Educating the young leaders of today and tomorrow, The Junior Statesmen Foundation (JSF) plays a pivotal role by announcing their 50-day countdown to the early decision deadline to apply for their 68th annual Junior Statesmen Summer Schools and Presidential Nominating Convention Symposia. The non-partisan Junior Statesmen Summer Programs provide an unparalleled experience for building the statesmen and civic leaders of tomorrow.

The Junior Statesmen Summer School, held on the prestigious university campuses of Georgetown, Princeton, Yale, and Stanford, offers AP and honors courses in government, politics, history, constitutional law, foreign policy, the U.S. presidency, campaigns & elections, and public speaking. Students also engage in debates and discussions with politically aware peers. Not only does the summer school offer an extraordinary curriculum, but a preview of college life and a chance to make lifelong friendships with students from all over the world.

Michael D. McCurry, Summer School Class of 1969, Former White House Press Secretary, Clinton Administration explains, "I look back on my Junior Statesmen days and more than college or anything else I've done, it was what really prepared me for a career at the top levels of Washington politics."

The Junior Statesmen Foundation also announces the Presidential Nominating Convention Symposia. Occurring just once every four years, the symposia occur during the Democratic National Convention in Denver and the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul. The summer programs offer 250 students the opportunity to witness history in the making. This event allows students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the dynamics and inner-workings of politics, government, debate, and persuasion. In addition, at universities and state capitols nationwide, students interested in local and regional government will gather at seven Junior Statesmen Symposia for four to five days of intensive, interactive study at Arizona, Texas, Los Angeles, California, Ohio, Washington, and New Jersey.

February 28, 2008 marks the first early decision deadline to receive applications and deposits in order to qualify for the tuition discount. The discount is a significant savings off the tuition of this remarkable program and shouldn't be missed.

To learn more about the 68th annual Junior Statesmen Summer Programs or the latest JSF news, please visit JSA.org.

About The Junior Statesmen Foundation:

Nonprofit organizations founded in 1934, Junior State of America (JSA) and The Junior Statesmen Foundation (JSF) have helped educate and prepare more than 500,000 high school scholars for lifelong involvement and responsible leadership in a democratic society. While JSA and JSF are separate organizations, they collaborate closely to achieve their common goals. These goals are to impart the knowledge and skills necessary for young people to become active, informed, and responsible citizens, voters, and statesmen, and to develop a diverse cross-section of youth leaders nationwide.

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