Junior Council on World Affairs

Numerous high schools in the Dayton region have chartered Junior Council on World Affairs (JCOWA) chapters.  Students who participate in JCOWA enjoy monthly activities focused on international topics.  In addition, DCOWA hosts multiple regional events during the school year to bring together these students for engaging programs on world affairs. Scroll through these events using the gallery slideshow to the right of the page, and find event details for the current JCOWA season on the list of events on our homepage.

 

There are currently fourteen different schools with active JCOWA programs, including the following high schools:

  • Belmont High School

  • Chaminade Julienne

  • Dayton Regional STEM Schools

  • Dunbar High School

  • Fairmont High School

  • Lebanon High School

  • Meadowdale High School

  • Ponitz Career Technology Center

  • Springboro High School

  • Stivers School for the Arts

  • Thurgood Marshall STEM High School

  • Vandalia-Butler High School

  • Wilmington High School

  • Yellow Springs High School

 

For more information about starting a JCOWA chapter at your school, contact Bridget Federspiel at BFedersp@dps.k12.oh.us.

 

Find us on Facebook at @daytonjcowa!

International Career Day
International Career Day

International Career Day: Each October, twenty or more local professionals with careers that have an international focus speak to small groups of students in a roundtable discussion about their careers and offer students ideas on the many ways to pursue their interests in international affairs for their future careers. This popular event is set up like "speed dating" so that students have the opportunity to hear a wide variety of speakers during the course of the event.

Annual Youth Forum
Annual Youth Forum

International Forums: Experts speak to the students on two important international topics (for example, Immigration and Arab Spring). The students then choose a topic, break into discussion groups to form a group recommendation that is later presented to the entire student audience.

Geo Quiz Bowl
Geo Quiz Bowl

Geo Quiz Bowl: Each April, student and adult teams compete against one another by answering questions on a wide variety of geography categories for the honor of being the Geo Bowl Winner. It always proves to be a tough challenge, but lots of fun for all ages.

International Career Day
International Career Day

International Career Day: Each October, twenty or more local professionals with careers that have an international focus speak to small groups of students in a roundtable discussion about their careers and offer students ideas on the many ways to pursue their interests in international affairs for their future careers. This popular event is set up like "speed dating" so that students have the opportunity to hear a wide variety of speakers during the course of the event.

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