Junior World Affairs Council (JWAC) students participate in team building activities at the 2015 JWAC leadership retreat.

Junior World Affairs Councils

Our Junior World Affairs Council (JWAC) program has been linking students to the world since 2004. With more than 60 chapters in North Texas, JWAC is a great way for high school students to learn about international issues and become more globally aware. JWAC chapters can be started at any high school with students in grades 9-12 with the support of one of the school’s teachers as a sponsor.

JWAC Announcements:

  • The next JWAC student President meeting is on March 7, 2016 from 5:30-7:00 PM with dinner at the WAC offices. If your JWAC president is graduating, please bring their replacement.  Please RSVP to Jameson below.
  • As a sponsor, teachers can receive up to a $250 stipend for their support and guidance of a JWAC chapter. See requirements below.
  • Beginning in spring 2016, participating JWAC students have the opportunity to apply for two $2500 Global Pathway Grants. See requirements below.
  • March-May 2016, JWAC students can be tested using The Global Competence Aptitude Assessment (GCAA). The Council pays for the tests to be taken online and provides a pizza party. If interested, contact Jennifer at jbowden@dfwworld.org.

What JWACS do:

  1. Attend Council programs, and JWAC events, including special leadership training for officers; attend cultural events; participate in annual education events: Academic WorldQuest and International Career Day; and create public service projects 
  2. Learn about the world: meet diplomats, leaders, authors, etc. Host international visitors and Speakers-to-Schools 
  3. Make connections that enhance their future


  1. Download and fill out the JWAC Constitution
  2. Email completed constitution to Jameson Hall, jhall@dfwworld.org

JWAC Resources


Jameson Hall, International Education Program