JOBS for AMERICA'S GRADUATES

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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."

Governor Jindal Announces Increase in High School Graduation Rates and Decrease in Dropout Rates

BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal joined BESE members Glenny Lee Buquet and Jim Garvey to announce that Louisiana’s high school graduation rate has increased by 3.7 points to 70.9 percent and that the cohort dropout rate has decreased from 17 percent to 14.6 percent between 2009-10 and 2010-11.

The jump in Louisiana’s graduation rate triples the cumulative gain for the prior three years combined. The cohort dropout rate also represents a four point decrease since 2007-08, when it was 18.6 percent.

Students March for Funding for High School Retention Program iJAG

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - On Tuesday, hundreds of Iowans, including Governor Branstad, marched in cities across Iowa for the iJAG program. They want state lawmakers to restore $1 million in state funding cuts.

iJAG is designed to give at-risk students time in school to focus on the issues that are holding them back from success. iJAG or Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates also helps give students job skills, career placement, college help, and job and life skills. But those who benefit from the state funded program say they can’t accomplish those goals with less funding.

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