JOBS for AMERICA'S GRADUATES

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.
 
“You’re setting an example. You’re leading the way and you already make me proud and you’ll make a lot of other people proud in your path to success,” said Governor Lee during his 3-minute spirited pep talk.
 
Before the Governor departed for a busy day on the Hill, JTG President & CEO John Dwyer presented the Governor with a JTG jacket, bringing another one along for First Lady Maria Lee.
 
“Governor Lee, you are now and honorary member of JTG,” announced Dwyer.
 
After a quick round of photos with the Governor, the students took a tour of the Capitol, and then enjoyed a box lunch at a nearby park under a brilliantly sunny Middle Tennessee sky. The day in Nashville wrapped up with several visits by the students to the offices of their respective lawmakers.
 
JTG, an affiliate of Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG), is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to stewarding high school students with barriers to graduation, with follow through toward post-secondary education and/or career opportunities. In 2018, JTG achieved a 96% graduation rate and earned the prestigious “5 of 5” award for meeting are exceeding all JAG standards.
 
CONTACT: John Dwyer johndwyer@jobsfortngrads.org 615 289-1703