JOBS for AMERICA'S GRADUATES

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2012 Smith Scholars

For the past four years the Jobs for America’s Graduates Board of Directors and Friends of JAG have offered the Smith Scholarships to students from the JAG network. In 2012 the scholarship program saw double the applicants compared to 2011. There were 112 seniors in high school that submitted their applications to be considered for one of twelve $1,000 scholarships. The nominees chosen by the scholarship committee represented ten of the JAG programs from around the nation. The committee was very pleased with the submissions and felt the quality of applicants was exceptional.

JAG Happenings in New Hampshire

At times it’s easy to forget that JAG is so much more than time spent in the classroom. The program includes scholarship programs, community service projects, student government and much more. At the beginning of May the JAG-New Hampshire program hosted a Senior Award’s Lunch. 

Jobs for Maine’s Graduates 2012 CDC - "The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live."

This spring Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (JMG) held their annual Career Development Conference at the Civic Center in Augusta. The event gives JAG students an opportunity to participate in competitive events and show case skills in leadership, career development and civic awareness.  These are just a hand full of the skills the students work on throughout the year in the classroom and skills that tie directly to the mission of the JMG program.

JAG-Tennessee and the Sonic Job Fairs - A Win/Win for Everyone Concerned

One of the hallmarks of Jobs for America’s Graduates is the partnership between the local JAG programs and businesses in their communities.

JOG Student Named Top Entrepreneur

Stephanie Foxworth, a December, 2010 GED graduate from J.O.G. our WAY, will be honored as Youth Entrepreneur of the Year for Northeast Ohio by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) at the 2012 Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in New York City on Wednesday, April 18. Foxworth created Elaborate Dips, a micro-business that produces and sells specialty, gift-wrapped, chocolate-covered fruit as part of her participation in the JOG (Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates) and Y.O.U. (Youth Opportunities Unlimited) E-City BizCamp during June of 2011.

New Partnership Aims to Strengthen the Pipeline of Skilled Delta Students and Workers

$350,000 Investment in Jobs for America's Graduates to Help Young People across Delta Region        
     
DRA Chairman: "The best investment we can make in the future of the Delta is in building up a sustainable pipeline of skilled young people for our workforce."

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