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2019 National Leadership Awards Events and NSLA

JAG National Leadership Awards Events 
December 4-5, 2019

Jobs for America's Graduates will conduct its Annual National Leadership Awards Events on December 4-5, 2019.

Leadership Awards Special Recognition Reception
Wednesday, December 4 | 5:30 - 8:00 PM

AT&T Forum
601 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Jobs for America’s Graduates program empowers Missouri students to enter the workforce

This fall, 2,000 students in 29 schools across Missouri will be part of a remarkable educational program. It’s called JAG — Jobs for America’s Graduates.

JAG Class of 2018

For immediate release
Senior Vice President, Jobs for America'sGraduates

2019 National Training Seminar

The 2019 National Training Seminar and Professional Development Workshops will be held in sunny Orlando, Florida at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, July 7-12.

"Let's Help Nebraska"

The Royal Valley High School JAG-K program completed a community service project-based learning application the first week of April. The idea was student created and led, saw engagement throughout the community, and was focused on helping a fellow JAG state. In just four days, students gathered and collected supplies and implemented a plan to provide disaster relief to those impacted by the devastating flooding in Nebraska.

High School Students Storm Capitol During JTG Day on the Hill

Nashville) – More than 80 seniors now know much more about Tennessee state history. They also now know Governor Bill Lee personally. 5 Jobs for Tennessee Graduates (JTG) programs; Anderson County Career & Technical Center, Centennial High School, Columbia Central High School, Fairview High School and Oneida High School comprised the group. Some students and JTG specialists traveled more than 3-hours to attend JTG Day On The Hill. The late March event began with a visit from Governor Bill Lee on the Capitol steps.

Schools Nab Grant to Continue Grad Coaching

By John Shipley Junior

Palatka Daily News


Putnam County School District officials announced Tuesday the awarding of a major grant to further develop the Jobs for Florida Graduates program in the district.

Kenzie Academy to Grant $300K in Scholarships

By Reed Parker, Writer/Reporter

INDIANAPOLIS -Apprenticeship and coding school Kenzie Academy is partnering with Jobs for America's Graduates to grant $300,000 in scholarships to current high school seniors and recent alumni across the state. The scholarships will give JAG Indiana seniors and alumni the chance to study several tech fields for a reduced tuition rate.

2019 Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship Application


Since 2009, the Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship Fund has awarded 154 scholarships. One hundred and twenty-four scholarships were for $1,000 and thirty-two were for $2,000 for a total of $188,000 in scholarships for JAG graduates. Funding for the KMS Scholarship Fund has come from JAG Board members as well as the Western Union Foundation, Lillian Goldman Trust, Strategic Partnerships LLC and Corporate Education Resources, Inc.

Cedar Rapids teens urge peers to 'stop the violence'

CEDAR RAPIDS — The physical confrontations 16-year-old Amelia Barnes has seen in her high school leave her feeling uneasy and on edge.

Governor John Bel Edwards Visits JAG Program (LA)

Governor John Bel Edwards visisted local JAG program at Fontainebleau High School in Louisiana on Tuesday December 11, 2018.