JOBS for AMERICA'S GRADUATES

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ASA CEO Richard Wahlquist Named to Board of Jobs for America's Graduates

Richard Wahlquist, president and chief executive officer of the American Staffing Association, was unanimously elected to the Jobs for America’s Graduates board of directors in late August. The JAG board is composed of 11 state governors (the largest number to serve on any board in the U.S.), national and state government leaders, national community leaders, educators, and business leaders, and is currently chaired by Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi.

JAG-Kansas Kicks Off PBL Training with a Bang!

Just weeks after the 2016-2017 school year began, Kansas Career Specialists from across the state convened for Project Based Learning training. The theme, “Celebrate good times..come on!” was incorporated to get Specialists excited about implementing PBL in the classroom.

JAG Nevada wins three-quarters of $1 Million to boost NV graduation rates, $2.3 Million of three years

LAS VEGAS, NV —Jobs For Nevada’s Graduates (JAG Nevada), a non-profit embedded in Nevada schools has been awarded more than three-quarter of a million dollars to boost graduation rates in the state, beating out 32 other states that applied for the "Go Deep" grant from JAG National. The money will be used to help more than 600 youth at Canyon Springs, Cheyenne, Mojave and Legacy High schools to boost graduation rates, assist with employment, college entrance and/or vocational training.

JAG National Student Leadership Academy Registration

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Jobs for Georgia's Graduates Launches 3-Year Program Partnership in Northeast Georgia

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL), University of North Georgia (UNG) and Hall County Schools today announced a partnership to launch a three-year pilot program designed to significantly improve graduation rates for at-risk students.

They will implement the GDOL’s Jobs for Georgia’s Graduates (JGG) program at Johnson High School in Gainesville, and plan to expand throughout northeast Georgia. JGG is a highly successful school-to-career transition program for high school students who have personal and/or vocational barriers to entering higher education or employment.

JAG-Tennessee Supply Drive for Football Programs Collects $25,000

By Jessica JagloisPublished: July 29, 2016

Link:  http://wkrn.com/2016/07/29/local-organization-donates-snacks-drinks-to-student-athletes-in-need/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Nashville high school football player collapsed at practice. He told his coach at Stratford High School that he hadn’t eaten that day.

Jobs for America's Graduates Announces the Best Results in its History: 94% Graduation Rates and Doubling the Rate Disadvantaged Youth Secure Work

Completing its 35th anniversary year of serving over one million of the nation’s most at-risk and disadvantaged young people, Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) announces the results of its services to the JAG Class of 2015.  JAG provides a full 12 months of intensive support after graduation to help ensure a successful transition to work, college, or – for about half the students – both.

2016 NTS Photo Gallery

The 2016 National Training Seminar and Professional Development Workshops were a success! The largest gathering of JAG Specialists, Managers, Staff, CSA, and others was during the week of July 11 - 15 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, in Orlando, Florida.

The program book can be downloaded here.

 

Below is a photo gallery from the week.

 

Delaware Town Square Q&A

"Nicole Poore on Creating the Pathway to Jobs for Delaware Graduates"

May 31, 2016 by Chloe Hudson

Coffin Skateboards: A JWVG Success Story

by W. Brent Sturm

Copyright © 2016 by Jobs for West Virginia’s Graduates, Inc. – All rights reserved.

33rd National Training Seminar Registration

Online Registration is Open

33rd National Training Seminar, July 13-15, 2016

Pre-NTS Professional Development Workshops, July 11-13, 2016

Jobs for Washington’s Graduates Foundation Announces Its Executive Director

Jobs for Washington's Graduates is pleased to announce that Leslie Schmitz has joined the Jobs for Washington's Graduates (JWG) Foundation as Executive Director.  Schmitz has over twenty years of experience in corporate, government, academic and not-for-profit sectors and has expertise in strategic planning, development/fundraising and project management. 

Expect Outcomes of State Expenditures

OP-ED by Liz Dupont-Diehl and John Emra | May 6, 2016
 

Youth unemployment is at a record high, especially for urban and minority teenagers, and we know this impacts their lifetime earnings and prospects. Yet at the same time, AT&T and other businesses are struggling to find workers who have the mindset, habits, and skills to help us succeed.

Jobs for Michigan's Graduates 7th Annual CDC

The 7th Annual Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Career Development Conference in Lansing

May 2, 2016

Lincoln iJAG to Help Bridge the Community Gap with DISC Training

Motivate 2 Graduate is a Project Based Learning experience in which iJAG students have studied the high school dropout problem in the United States, Des Moines Public Schools, and Des Moines Lincoln High School. Based on research and interviews, students identified student barriers to on-time graduation and then constructed motivators and resources to help overcome those barriers at Lincoln High School.

JAG Nevada Program to Expand to Four North Las Vegas High Schools in "Go Deep" Initiative

Program Helps At-Risk Students Graduate High School

Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates (JAG Nevada) will expand its program to serve an additional 600 students in four critical high schools in North Las Vegas as part of the “Go Deep” initiative, announced Frank R. Woodbeck, chairman of the JAG Nevada board. The four high schools include Canyon Springs, Cheyenne, Mojave and Legacy, which are rated as two-star schools in the Nevada Performance Framework.

Congratulations 2016 Smith Scholars!

Twenty-three (23) JAG graduates were selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship and, more importantly, they will be able to use the designation as having been vetted and recognized as a 2016 Smith Scholar.  This high honor should be included in the Smith Scholar’s resume or when applications request a listing of awards, scholarships, or recognitions.  Only 23 JAG graduates in the Class of 2016 will be able to use the Smith Scholar designation.  
 

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