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2019 National Training Seminar

The 2019 National Training Seminar and Professional Development Workshops will be held in sunny Orlando, Florida at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, July 7-12.

  • Pre-NTS Registration Fee: $400, Deadline: June 15
    • After deadline or onsite: $450
  • NTS Registration Fee: $425, Deadline: June 15
    • After deadline or onsite: $475
  • Pre-NTS and NTS Guest Fee: $150, Deadline June 1
    • After deadline or onsite: $175

Additional information will be available April 8. 

Kenzie Academy to Grant $300K in Scholarships

By Reed Parker, Writer/Reporter

INDIANAPOLIS -Apprenticeship and coding school Kenzie Academy is partnering with Jobs for America's Graduates to grant $300,000 in scholarships to current high school seniors and recent alumni across the state. The scholarships will give JAG Indiana seniors and alumni the chance to study several tech fields for a reduced tuition rate.

2019 Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship Application

APPLY TODAY!

Since 2009, the Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship Fund has awarded 154 scholarships. One hundred and twenty-four scholarships were for $1,000 and thirty-two were for $2,000 for a total of $188,000 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 LLC and Corporate Education Resources, Inc.

Cedar Rapids teens urge peers to 'stop the violence'

CEDAR RAPIDS — The physical confrontations 16-year-old Amelia Barnes has seen in her high school leave her feeling uneasy and on edge.

Governor John Bel Edwards Visits JAG Program (LA)

Governor John Bel Edwards visisted local JAG program at Fontainebleau High School in Louisiana on Tuesday December 11, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

President George H.W. Bush and Jobs for America's Graduates

As we pause to remember our 41st President, I thought it might be helpful to give you a quick report on President Bush’s commitment to Jobs for America's Graduates, since most of you were not there “at the beginning.” 

2018 LEAD Montana Conference

Helena, Montana- Over 300 career specialists, students, and table captains mobilized at Jobs for Montana’s Graduates (JMG) 2018 LEAD Montana Conference on October 30, 2018.  Montana Governor Steve Bullock and City of Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins were on hand to help welcome attendees and speak of the importance and value each student has to their communities.

SHRM Foundation Grants $155,000

SHRM Foundation Grants $155,000 to Jobs for America’s Graduates and Launches Pilot Program Connecting Students with HR Professionals

Helping to prepare high school students for jobs part of SHRM’s
focus on the skills gap

 

Governor Bullock Announces $30,000 for Middle School Entrepreneurship Program

Grant will establish Jobs for Montana’s Graduates program, provide students with career readiness skills and experiences

 

GREAT FALLS – Governor Steve Bullock today announced a $30,000 grant from AT&T to create a Jobs for Montana’s Graduates (JMG) student-run entrepreneurship program at East Middle School that will help students develop the skills to transition from the classroom to the workplace.

Holcomb Talks Talent Connections

By Dan McGowan, Senior Writer/Reporter

No Kid Hungry - JETS

“Enlightenment, Engagement, and Empowerment” is the slogan of the Jennings School District. Through the implementation of these values, Jennings has created a national reputation as an innovator that provides wrap around services to both the students and community residents. In this same spirit, the students of the JETS building has been helping members of the Jennings community with food insecurity since 2012 by running our very own food pantry. Currently JETS students provide food packages for between 70 and 100 families bi-monthly.

2018 JAG Thought Leader Event Live Stream

Jobs for America's Graduates' 12th annual National Thought Leader Event will be held at Gallup Headquarters in Washington, DC, October 29th from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Governor Eric Holcomb, Chair of the JAG Board of Directors will be hosting this event that will be on creating Big Solutions for Big Problems.

GATE College System

JAG and GATE both believe that every student deserves to be confident and competent when it comes to building pathways to post-graduation success.

Now it's your turn to bring this important solution to busy students needing a little help. With GATE, you can ensure all students in need of a little extra help aspire.

Confidence comes from motivation and inspiration. Competence comes from information and preparation.

Governor Sununu Recognizes JAG-NH

When New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu today recognized New Hampshire Jobs for America’s Graduates (NH-JAG) for its growth and outstanding student outcomes, he was not just talking numbers.  He was talking people.

Jobs for Florida Graduates helps develop potential workforce in Putnam County

By Brandon D. Oliver
Palatka Daily News
 
A program at Putnam County high schools is helping students learn job and life skills to help them give back to their community, and a teacher and guidance counselor involved with the program wants to make local businesses aware of it. 
 
This is the second school year Jobs for Florida Graduates is at Palatka, Interlachen and Crescent City high schools. 
 

Jennings HS JAG Helps Meals for Millions

On Saturday, August 25, 2018 - Missouri JAG Students along with Dr. Theresa L. Badgett/JAG Specialist from Jennings High School participated in the Meals for a Million co-operative food packaging event for the entire St. Louis region. The goal is to produce one million dried non-perishable meals to be distributed to starving people in the St. Louis area and international countries. Two nutritional formulas (Fortified Rice & Beans and Instant Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal) will be packaged in sealed pouches. Each sealed pouch provides a complete meal for six children (or four adults).

2018 NSLA and Leadership Awards Events

JAG National Leadership Awards Events 
November 14-15, 2018

Jobs for America's Graduates will conduct its Annual National Leadership Awards Events on November 14-15.

Leadership Awards Special Recognition Reception
Wednesday, November 14 | 5:30 - 8:00 PM

AT&T Forum
601 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

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