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Asia Hardeman Receives the President’s Volunteer Service Gold Award

A member of the Michigan JAG program and recent Muskegon High School graduate Asia Hardeman's volunteer efforts attracted the attention of many people, including her peers, college scholarship boards and one other very distinguished individual: the President of the United States.

JAG Kansas Recognizes Governor Brownback

In Topeka, the Kansas branch of the Jobs for America’s Graduates program presented Governor Sam Brownback with an honorary challenge coin at the State Capitol Building. In addition, he was presented with letters of appreciation from participants in the program.  The JAG-Kansas program was founded in 2013.

NTS 2015 Program is available!

The 2015 National Training Seminar is almost upon us. We are excited to share the program book for the event, please take a look and familiarize yourself with all of the great opportunities to learn from the best across the JAG National Network. 

Graduating Seniors in Camden Who Overcame are Honored

Jazzmine Wilson of Camden High speaks at an awards program at the Kroc Salvation Army Center for seniors who faced long odds, joined by classmate Taylor Patterson (left). (CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer)

Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff WriterŸPhilly.comŸ ©Copyright 2014 Philadelphia Media Network (Digital), LLC 

Minnesota Public Schools Conducts First JAG Student Leadership Conference!

The 2015 Jobs for America’s Graduates Student Leadership Conference was held at Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota on Friday, April 24th. 

Currently, Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is being implemented in 6 sites within Minneapolis Public Schools.  Sites include: Patrick Henry High School, Edison High School, Heritage Academy of Science and Technology, Volunteers of America High School, PYC Arts and Technology High School, and Wellstone International High School. 

Kendra Smith and the Stellar Award

Kendra Smith, a student involved in JAG-South Carolina can now add winner of the Stellar Award to her list of accomplishments.  She received the award last weekend for Youth Project of the Year at the 30th Annual Stellar Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada. The awards ceremony is held annually. The Stellar Awards is the premier gospel event, which showcases and honors African - American artists.

Students from 24 schools competed at 6th Annual Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Career Development Conference

In just a five-hour time span, more than 150 students from across the state competed for bragging rights in public speaking, problem solving, employability skills and other career competencies they’ve been learning throughout the year at the 6th Annual Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Career Development Conference on April 16. The event is the yearly capstone of the dropout prevention and school-to-career transition initiative focused on student graduation, career preparation and college admission.

JAG-Nevada Meets with Governor Sandoval and the Nevada State Legislature

Student representatives from the twenty-three (23) JAG programs across Nevada learned about state politics and careers by shadowing legislators on Monday, April 13, touring the state capitol and having a roundtable lunch with members of the Nevada Supreme Court.

Nadia Bridwell, right, and Brandi Abrams, focus on assignments during a certified nurse’s assistant course Wednesday at Kinexus in downtown Benton Harbor. The women were able to complete their high school educations and continue their training through the Bridge Academy.

Learners & Earners Getting Left Behind

A business can run short of a lot of resources and survive, but the one thing it can’t do without is people.

That’s what Jim Kodis, owner of Regal Finishing in Coloma, realized as he has watched his employees approach retirement age, while young people shied away from careers in manufacturing. 

To counter the trend, Kodis works with Kinexus, the work force and economic development agency, to hire employees ready to complete their educations and advance their job skills at the same time.

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