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iJAG’s Arcade

The Iowa JAG (iJAG) program takes on many projects each year. They fundraise, they volunteer and they have service learning projects that teach the JAG students skills such as teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. One such project that the iJAG students took on was inspired by Caine’s Arcade an internet sensation.

Zuni students shadow local mentors

By Vida Volkert
Gallup Independent Staff writer eastnavajo@gallupindependent.com


ZUNI — It was Monday morning and Myra Halusewa was not in school. The 19-year-old senior had just been dropped off at the Zuni Tribal Detention Center.

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! 

JAG-Benton Harbor Specialist Corey Sterling and Benton Harbor Alumnus and Coach Helps Tigers Get Back to State Finals

Adapted from an article by James Gensterblum on March 22, 2014 on highschoolsports.com/news

Benton Harbor coach Corey Sterling knows what playing in the the MHSAA boys basketball state final can do for the players who are lucky enough to get there.   There were seven JAG students who played on the state finals basketball team, including:  Curtis Dawson, Jaton Gunn, Edward Headspeth, Cortez Moore, Malik Hall, Darrell Moss, and Demarcus Rainer. 

Passing Down Kindness

Not many people would take on 500 4th graders. However, this February J.A.G. students from the Prairie Phoenix Academy, an alternative high school in Sun Prairie WI, volunteered two days of their time to mentor the entire local elementary school 4th grade population which turned out to be 500 students.

JAG South Carolina and Bank of America

Jobs for America’s Graduates partners with many businesses and organizations throughout the United States.  Often times these organizations provide guest speakers who visit JAG classrooms, donate products or money to the JAG programs and offer their resources to assist the JAG programs in their community.  In South Carolina at West Florence High School,  Job Specialist Linda Williams partnered with Bank of America to help educate her JAG students.

Maine Voices: Keep a Great Thing Going for Students and Support Jobs for Maine’s Graduates

By David Galin and Chris Howell
Special to the Press Herald
March 24, 2014

The need to educate and train the next generations of Maine workers is well established. Our workforce is aging, and employment opportunities call for knowledge and skills beyond our current high school graduation requirements.

Across the state, educators and community members are working to advance local efforts to increase understanding and build connections between public schools and private enterprise to help deepen and broaden the learning experience for students.

JAG and TherapyWorks’ Partnership

The Rio Grande High School’s JAG program is proud to announce a unique opportunity in partnering with TherapyWorks, Inc. This opportunity may well expand into benefiting the whole Rio Grande community to collaborate with international lecturers and authors, who happen to live in Albuquerque. Kristine Moore, the JAG Specialist, summarizes by sharing, “The students are taking ownership of their job responsibilities and are working together as a cohesive team.” 

Lobbying For iJAG

Last March the Iowa JAG program ( iJAG) faced a cut in funding of close to a million dollars. Each year JAG programs face budget cuts and compete for funding from public and private sources. The students enrolled in the JAG programs are the most powerful influence when lobbying for funding from state legislatures. The iJAG students recently had an opportunity to witness the legislative process and to assist in the task of securing additional funding for the iJAG programs.

Jobs Program Needs More Funding, Support

Written by:  Governor Phil Bryant (MS) and Mayo Flynt, President, AT&T-Mississippi 
ClarionLedger.com 
February 15, 2014
 
For any family or individual, a good job can mean everything. Ultimately landing that job starts months, and even years, in advance. Whether it is a child’s earliest learning at home, elementary and high school education or workforce training, the foundation for success is laid long before a potential employee walks into an interview.
 

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