Partnership for After School Education

Currently active in 13 communities across the U.S., Students In Action (SIA) is a unique youth volunteer leadership training and recognition program that supports, trains and empowers today's youth to be leaders, problem solvers, entrepreneurs and impactful global citizens.

Registration opens on Monday, March 4 at 9:00 am

We leverage our network of Media Partners, corporations, universities, local governments and non-profits to reach, support, and promote the work of SIA teams and student leaders. This presentation describes our mission, vision, and impact of Students In Action as well as information on how to bring the program to various schools/organizations.

This session is a presentation of services from Jefferson Awards Foundation.


Janai Smith

Janai Smith is a Program Manager for the Jefferson Awards Foundation where she engages youth in service & leadership through the Students In Action program. Before joining JAF, she served as the Youth Outreach Manager at ECPAT-USA where she managed the Youth Against Child Trafficking program. While there, Janai taught, empowered, and mobilized young people around the issue of child sexual exploitation. Previously, she worked with non-profits such as Global Kids, South Asian Youth Action, and... Read More