JOBS for AMERICA'S GRADUATES

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Jobs for America’s Graduates and AT&T Team Up to Provide Academic and Career Training in 34 States

Washington, D.C., Nov. 29, 2017 – Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG)and AT&T are working together to help raise the high school graduation rate and support successful career pathways by expanding academic support and providing mentoring opportunities for underserved students. JAG has received a $3.5 million contribution from AT&T to allow the national non-profit to add new schools and/or expand existing programs through its 34 JAG State Affiliates with proven success records of keeping kids in school.

Governor Eric J. Holcomb elected to serve as Chair of the JAG National Board

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb has been elected to serve as chair of the National Board of Directors of Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) beginning January 1, 2018.

 

Jobs for West Virginia’s Graduates Recommended for Grant

On Tuesday, November 14th, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice and Secretary of Commerce Woody Thrasher recommended seven projects totaling almost $3 million in grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Investment Program.  Among the recommendations was $130,000 to Jobs for West Virginia’s Graduates, Inc.

JAG-South Carolina Grad Working to Complete Welding Certification

Briceton Howell is a 2017 Westside High School JAG graduate, located in Anderson, South Carolina.  Briceton has been a member of JAG since its charter year at Westside High School in 2014. 

Briceton experienced a troubled childhood.  His mother was never a stable support system in his life.  His mom left the family when Briceton was in the seventh grade and he then moved in with his grandparents.  Throughout his childhood, he moved a total of 14 times and attended three different school districts. 

Pre-graduation program preps students for the ‘real world’

By Deborah Strange, The Gainesville Sun
Posted October 27, 2017
 
Students at Buchholz High School were initiated into the Jobs for Florida’s Graduates program Friday, which teaches them personal development skills.
 
Fifty students walked down the auditorium aisles at Buchholz High School on Friday morning, black paper signs with yellow paint on their backs.

2017 NSLA and JAG Leadership Awards Event

National Student Leadership Academy 

The dates of NSLA have been moved up by one day from previous years. The event begins on Wednesday, November 29 and concludes on Friday evening, December 1. We recommend that groups arrive the night of November 28 and depart on Saturday, December 2.
 
Please see the information below for the hotel and conference registration. 
 

Hotel Information

Hyatt Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway 
Alexandria, VA 22202

JMG has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Maine!

Jobs for Maine’s Graduates was recently named as one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Maine. The awards program was created in 2006 and is aproject ofthe Society for Human Resource Management - Maine State Council (MESHRM) and Best Companies Group. Partners endorsing the program include: Mainebiz, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Maine HR Convention.

Governor Bullock, Superintendent Arntzen, Commissioner Bucy Showcase Continued Success of Jobs for Montana’s Graduates Program

MONTANA - Governor Steve Bullock, Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen, and Department of Labor & Industry Commissioner Pam Bucy today announced that Jobs for Montana’s Graduates continues to be a national leader in building leadership and employment skills for Montana students.

JAG Pays Dividends on Educational Investments

Class of 2016 Achieved Highest Employment Rate in Nearly Three Decades

Published 8/15/17 in Entergy’s “We Power Life” @ www.wepowerlife.com/?p=4601

Jennings Senior High & College Prep Academy JAG

JAG Jennings Senior High & College Prep Academy was the 2nd place winner of U.S. Green Schools Quest in April, 2017 and 1st place winner at the Missouri State CDC held May 1-2, 2017.

JAG-SC Students go to Washington D.C.

The Swansea High School Students in Action Team placed second nationally in the Jefferson Awards Foundation competition. They were recognized for their service learning project which is to promote community service. 

The team created and serviced a food pantry from which they fed more than 100 families twice a month throughout the school year. The students chose this project because 90 percent of the community lives below the poverty rate. 

Youth Solutions - New Parent of Jobs for Michigan's Graduates!

When the very definition of your job is to be a change agent, you can imagine the adrenaline rush of creating a program that has the chance to mold the futures of the next generation of workforce champions and change the fortunes of thousands of young people all at the same time. That’s why the excitement at Kinexus of Benton Harbor today is palpable. A homegrown program that started in Benton Harbor is going live across the state.

Jobs for Montana's Graduates Annual IGNITE Montana Conference

Jobs for Montana’s Graduates (JMG) 27th Annual IGNITE Montana Conference (Career Development Conference) was held in Billings, Montana and brought together over 380 students and teachers from across the state on April 26-27.

Teacher of Courage & Conscience Award

Congratulations to Dr. Keith Eric Benson, JAG Specialist on receiving the Teacher of Courage and Conscience Award!

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