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Area high schools serving more 'at-risk' students

By Miranda Klein , mklein@thetowntalk.com 3:10 p.m. CST November 25, 2016

Students leave Bolton High School as the final bell rings ending the school day.

The number of at-risk students at Rapides high schools is growing, according to 2012-15 state department of education data. To reach those students, officials say it's a matter of connecting.

Iowa JAG Students Excel at NSLA

Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) selected 10 students from across the state to compete and participate in JAG’s National Student Leadership Academy (NSLA) in Washington D.C. iJAG's Kameron Houston from Davenport West High School was selected as the keynote student speaker at the annual National Leadership Awards Luncheon. Kameron shared his story with nearly 1,000 youth, Governors, corporate and foundation leaders, Presidents/CEOs, federal agency leaders, and distinguished guests. Kameron was the first iJAG student to achieve this distinguished honor in seventeen years.

Starkville JMG visits Carrington Nursing Home

The students of Starkville High School’s Jobs for Mississippi Graduates Class visited Carrington Nursing Home on October 28, 2016 and it was a memorable one!  Carrington is just one of three public nursing home providers in Starkville.  Ms. Janice Hogan is the Activities Coordinator of Carrington Nursing Home.  Ms. Hogan and her staff scheduled this visit as a “sing-along” activity and remarked that she would like my students to join them!  We were ecstatic! 

2016 NSLA Competition Winners

Over 800 students and Specialists attended JAG's Annual National Student Leadership Academy November 10-12 in Washington, D.C. This was the largest group the organization has had attending this conference.

The JAG National Network sent its best and brightest to compete in three competitive events: Math Skills, Employability Skills, and Public Speaking. There were over 150 total competitors in these three events.

 

The winners of these events are:

High school program in Newark with 100 percent graduation rate goal expands across state

A 100 percent graduation rate - that's the goal for students in Newark participating in a high school program called JAG, Jobs for America's Graduates, that is now expanding.

AT&T is proud to support JAG-New Mexico

AT&T is proud to support JAG-NM, which has expanded its program at Rio Grande High School in Albuquerque.   Terri Nikole Baca, External Affairs Director for AT&T New Mexico presented a $30,000 check to district and school officials on September 30 at a Rally, held at the school, honoring the JAG program.  Both the JAG-NM state organization and Rio Grande High School received the “5-of-5” JAG National Performance Award. 

Celebrating Jobs for Delaware Graduates on Their Path to Success

There were thousands of reasons Jobs for Delaware Graduates had for gathering and celebrating today at the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington.

More than 300 guests, including Governor and Mrs. Markell, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, and former Congressman Mike Castle enjoyed a breakfast and a program with speakers who noted the remarkable achievements of some of the 60,000 students who have graduated from the Delaware program since its inception.  “This program is the real deal,” said Governor Markell as he spoke to guests.

Governor Tomblin recommended that Jobs for West Virginia Graduates, Inc. receive a grant of $130,000

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (October 25, 2016) - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced 11 state recommendations for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Investment Program grants, totaling more than $5.1 million in grant funding. 

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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.

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

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