JOBS for AMERICA'S GRADUATES

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Thomas College to Offer First College-Level Jobs for Maine's Graduates Program

~Program builds on its dedication to providing affordable, accessible college education~

WATERVILLE, Maine - Thomas College and Jobs for Maine's Graduates (JMG) have forged a new partnership to help more Maine students attain college degrees and land quality jobs after graduation.

The partnership, funded by the Unity Foundation, will provide students who enroll at Thomas College with the same personal attention, guidance and support JMG currently provides at the middle school and high school levels.

31st Annual National Training Seminar, July 16-18, 2014

It’s timebegin making plans to attend the annual professional development meetings of Jobs for America’s Graduates held in July at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida! 

Destiny Shelton Smith Scholarship Awardee

Each academic year, Smith Scholars are selected by members of the JAG Board of Directors who invest considerable time in reviewing applications. Selecting recipients for a $1,000 scholarship is a challenging assignment since the vast majority of the applicants need, want and can use the scholarship to pursue a collegiate education and/or their career goals. In Kansas, Destiny Shelton was one of the recipients of the Smith Scholarship.

JAG-Kansas First Year Success

The Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program successfully completed its first year in the state of Kansas. During this past school year, JAG had 25 programs across the state of Kansas. The great results achieved over the first year have made it possible for JAG to double its programs for the 2014-2015 school year. The launch of JAG-Kansas is one of the most successful launches in the history of JAG. Expanding the program has made it possible for Newton to have an additional JAG program, which will include Chisholm Middle School.

Newton High Graduation Rate

West Florence High School and Bank of America

It has become very important to educate young adults about their financial goals prior to them leaving high school to enter the work force or head to post-secondary training and/or college. At West Florence High School in Florence, South Carolina Bank of America assisted the JAG class in learning about savings goals and their financial futures.

Montana JAG in the Big Apple

Few people ever receive a standing ovation. Culbertson High School senior Elizabeth Hendrickson received two when she was on stage at the SeriousFun Children’s Network Gala in New York City on April 2.

There were seven students invited to perform at the SeriousFun Children’s Network Gala and Elizabeth was one of them.  The benefit was attended by Tony Bennett, Sara Bareilles, Robin Roberts, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Miss America and New York Amanda Mason. 

Honoring Jasmnika Newbern

Jasmnika Newbern of Benton Harbor was named Michigan Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Newbern will be honored during the club’s celebration of Boys & Girls Clubs Week April 14-18.

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