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2017 Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship Application

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Since 2009, the Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship Fund has awarded 113 scholarships. Eighty-one scholarships were for $1,000 and thirty-two were for $2,000 for a total of $145,000 in scholarships for JAG graduates. Funding for the KMS Scholarship Fund has come from JAG Board members as well as the Western Union Foundation, Lillian Goldman Trust, Strategic Partnerships and Corporate Education Resources, Inc.

JAG-MN Students - Learned from Our Nation's Heroes

Three hundred Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) students had the privilege of hearing from two Medal of Honor recipients: Captain Florent Groberg and Sergeant First Class Melvin Morris. The decorated war veterans talked with students about decision-making and overcoming all odds.

JAG Chair Governor Bryant Helping President-Elect Trump with Transition Issues


JAG Chairman, Governor Phil Bryant met with Secretary-Designate of Education Betsy DeVos.

Governor Bryant remarked, "If confirmed, Secretary-Designate DeVos is going to be a great ambassador for educating our children.  As Chairman-Elect of the Education Commission of the States, I look forward to working with the Secretary-Designate to make public education great again in America."

The Senate Education Committee has scheduled a confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVoss, President-Elect Trump's pick for Secretary of Education, on January 11, 2017.

JAG-Montana Class Delivers Christmas Tree

by Caleb M. Soptelean

POLSON – Helping others in need was on the agenda for some Polson High School students this month.

Students in Mark Rochin’s Jobs for Montana’s Graduates class delivered five Christmas trees to needy families last week. The class purchased the trees at a discount from PHS government teacher Bob Hislop’s tree farm, and three students and some staff members delivered them.

“It’s always good doing something nice for somebody,” said senior Justin Young, who delivered the trees with fellow seniors Bryce Henning and Chase Murrin.

Aspen Institute's Working in America

In 2016, the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program held six public discussions as part of Working in America, an ongoing discussion series that explores changes in the structure and culture of work and highlights promising approaches to help low- and moderate-income workers succeed in today's economy. Working in America events feature a diverse set of voices, including those of business leaders, practitioners, policy experts, labor leaders, workers, philanthropists, and academics, and bring attention to ideas for improving jobs and the economy as a whole.

AT&T Investment Assists JAG-MO Students

ST. LOUIS -Students at Normandy High School and Jennings Educational Training School (JETS) are benefiting this year from contributions made by AT&T Missouri. The contributions are supporting the Jobs for America's Graduates program at both schools.

Officials from the two schools and AT&T celebrated the grants in separate events today (Tuesday, December 13) at the two schools. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, who serves as a vice chair on the JAG National Board of Directors, joined the event at Normandy.

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! 

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