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Jobs For Maine's Graduates Determined To Help Kids In Need For The Holiday

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (WABI) - Melanie Clark said, "We are shopping for a 9-year-old boy. He loves Pokémon and Minecraft, all that stuff."

More than thirty Jobs for Maine's Graduates or JMG students filled the aisles of the Walmart in Skowhegan. Matt Clark said, "We are working in collaboration with Madison and Carrabec to bring Christmas goods to kids that wouldn't have Christmas otherwise."

Jobs for America’s Graduates and AT&T Team Up to Provide Academic and Career Training in 34 States

Washington, D.C., Nov. 29, 2017 – Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG)and AT&T are working together to help raise the high school graduation rate and support successful career pathways by expanding academic support and providing mentoring opportunities for underserved students. JAG has received a $3.5 million contribution from AT&T to allow the national non-profit to add new schools and/or expand existing programs through its 34 JAG State Affiliates with proven success records of keeping kids in school.

Governor Eric J. Holcomb elected to serve as Chair of the JAG National Board

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb has been elected to serve as chair of the National Board of Directors of Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) beginning January 1, 2018.

 

Jobs for West Virginia’s Graduates Recommended for Grant

On Tuesday, November 14th, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice and Secretary of Commerce Woody Thrasher recommended seven projects totaling almost $3 million in grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Investment Program.  Among the recommendations was $130,000 to Jobs for West Virginia’s Graduates, Inc.

JAG-South Carolina Grad Working to Complete Welding Certification

Briceton Howell is a 2017 Westside High School JAG graduate, located in Anderson, South Carolina.  Briceton has been a member of JAG since its charter year at Westside High School in 2014. 

Briceton experienced a troubled childhood.  His mother was never a stable support system in his life.  His mom left the family when Briceton was in the seventh grade and he then moved in with his grandparents.  Throughout his childhood, he moved a total of 14 times and attended three different school districts. 

Pre-graduation program preps students for the ‘real world’

By Deborah Strange, The Gainesville Sun
Posted October 27, 2017
 
Students at Buchholz High School were initiated into the Jobs for Florida’s Graduates program Friday, which teaches them personal development skills.
 
Fifty students walked down the auditorium aisles at Buchholz High School on Friday morning, black paper signs with yellow paint on their backs.

2017 NSLA and JAG Leadership Awards Event

National Student Leadership Academy 

The dates of NSLA have been moved up by one day from previous years. The event begins on Wednesday, November 29 and concludes on Friday evening, December 1. We recommend that groups arrive the night of November 28 and depart on Saturday, December 2.
 
Please see the information below for the hotel and conference registration. 
 

Hotel Information

Hyatt Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway 
Alexandria, VA 22202

JMG has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Maine!

Jobs for Maine’s Graduates was recently named as one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Maine. The awards program was created in 2006 and is aproject ofthe Society for Human Resource Management - Maine State Council (MESHRM) and Best Companies Group. Partners endorsing the program include: Mainebiz, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Maine HR Convention.

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