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Gov. Jay Nixon visits Kennett High School to meet with students, recognize innovative program that keeps at-risk students in school

Kennett, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today visited Kennett High School to meet with students, teachers and staff and to discuss the school’s successful implementation of the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program, which is designed to keep at-risk students in school to earn their degrees. The Governor, who was named as a member of JAG’s national board of directors this summer, held a roundtable with students participating in the program before speaking to a student assembly at the school.

GoDaddy Supporting Jobs for America’s Graduates 2014 National Leadership Awards in Washington, D.C.

Support will help JAG reach more youth at risk of dropping out

(November 2014) GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small business announced its support of Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) to help at-risk youth graduate from high school and become college and career ready.

A Perfect Cure

 

HCA's John Steele -- HRE's 2014 HR Executive of the Year-- is breathing new life into an organization that has seen its share of challenges and change.

By Mark McGraw
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A lot can happen in 20 years, and it certainly has in the nearly two decades that John Steele has spent with the Hospital Corporation of America.

Michigan’s Manufacturing Day

On October 3rd, Benton Harbor and Bridge Academy Michigan JAG students took part in Kinexus’ second annual Manufacturing Day.  The day included tours of Mach Mold and Gaishin Manufacturing. The students also spent over an hour talking to exhibitors, which included manufacturers and educators, as well as career and technical education students, about careers in manufacturing. The event hosted more than 600 people and included two state representatives, two state senators, and Congressman Fred Upton.

JAG Essay Contest Winner Announced

Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) and AgCareers.com partner to share the excitement of agribusiness careers with talented post-secondary students.  This relationship has led to sponsorship of the sixth annual essay contest.  Grant Tarvin’s winning essay rewards him with a trip to attend the JAG National Student Leadership Conference which will be held in Washington D.C. in November. 

Program for At-risk LV Students Wins Grant

By SEAN WHALEY - LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL CAPITAL BUREAU

CARSON CITY — A program designed to help at-risk students stay in school and become successful after graduation has received a $1.25 million grant that will allow its expansion into more Las Vegas area schools.

An organization called USA Funds awarded the grant to the Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates program established by Gov. Brian Sandoval in 2012. The program serves 21 schools in eight counties and has a goal of expanding to 50 schools across the state.

ACT Foundation Announces Six New Members of Advisory Council for Working Learners

Sage Zephier of Wagner, S.D., a 2013 graduate of Wagner Community School and pilot member of South Dakota’s first Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) class, has been named as one of six new members to the new national Working Learner Advisory Council. The ACT Foundation released the names of the six newest members to its 18-person board Sept. 8.

Wishing for the JAG Experience

Carrie (Pixler) Goodheart graduated from Pratt High School in Pratt, Kansas in 2006. She graduated on time and her grades were decent but doesn’t feel she had a clear direction for adult life. She is now the director of a new program at Pratt High School that she wishes had been available to her.

2014 National Student Leadership Academy

The 2014 JAG National Student Leadership Academy information is now available. November 20-22 in Washington, DC over 400 JAG students will gather to sharpen their leadership skills, network and tour the Nations Capitol.

JAG-SC Event Lends Opportunity for Agency Cross-Training

On Aug. 6, JAG-SC conducted its annual South Carolina Career Association Leadership Development Conference atWhite Oak Conference Center in Winnsboro.

Attendees included JAG-SC state delegates, which were elected by their peers to represent their school’s interests at the state level, and at least one career association officer from each local chapters.

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