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Teens Get Second Chance in Local Nevada Schools

By Sydnee Scofield  

Posted: Tue 9:48 AM, Apr 18, 2017  

Updated: Tue 10:23 AM, Apr 18, 2017

Jobs for America’s Graduates is a national program, but it’s making a big impact in Washoe County in northern Nevada.

It’s a program designed to boost graduation rates by targeting kids at risk of dropping out of high school, and giving them specialized support.

JFG Student Dorian Hall Signed to FIU After Receiving 35 Scholarship Offers

Dorian Hall, a senior in the Jobs for Florida’s Graduates program and safety, wide receiver on the South Broward High School football team in South Florida, was just offered scholarships to 35 colleges including nine Division I schools. How did he get here? He says, “I continued to work hard on the field and it all paid off.” The sentiment that hard work is repaid with good fortune is something we strive to instill in our JFG students every day and we’re proud to say Hall is a shining example of this belief.

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.

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