The National Junior Classical League, founded in 1936, is an organization of high school students dedicated to keeping the appreciation and understanding of classical civilization alive in the modern world. It is sponsored by the American Classical League and composed of local and state/providential chapters throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. Having over 50,000 members, it is the largest classical organization in the world today.
holds state and national conventions where delegates have an opportunity to meet others and participate in academic, creative, and graphic arts contests, and athletic competitions
provides leadership opportunities on local, state, and national levels
sponsors a creative writing contest, open to all members
coordinates local, state, and national quiz bowl competitions called Certamen
sponsors the National Latin Honor Society and the National Greek Honor Society
awards scholarships on state and national levels to both students and teachers
offers members the opportunity to connect with classicists from around the world