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Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates Connects to ADM

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is a global leader in agricultural processing.   As one of the world largest processors of soybeans, corn, wheat, and coco, ADM produces value added food and feed ingredients that supply our nation and the rest of the world with products for healthier living.

Newton High School Senior Mitzy Aramburo Sets the Bar High

Mitzy Aramburo decided she wanted to set the bar high for the Jobs for America's Graduates program in Newton.  Really high.

A senior at Newton High School, Mitzy is in the first Jobs for America's Graduates class at the school; and she finished in the top three of a state JAG essay contest.

Aramburo penned an essay which finished second in the state during a contest for students in the first-year program now at 25 high schools in Kansas.

Helena High School students celebrated the spooky holiday by raising money for a student with cancer.

Claire Stone has been battling cancer for a year and a half.  Today her classmates suited up in their Halloween costumes for a fundraiser to help cover the cost of her medical expenses, something she didn’t even know was being planned till she saw the signs for the event decking the halls of Helena High.

Claire: "I was very emotional. I was so happy that people are like having fun for Halloween but also helping me."

Students and faculty alike went all out of the event. The halls were filled with kids dressed up.

JAG-South Carolina Students Receive Employment Opportunity through JC Penney's Emerging Talent Leadership Program.

Congratulations to Rock Hill High School students--Aleisha Erickerson, Dan­ielle Williams, Porscha Jackson, Demazia Crawford , Alexa Allen and Tyesha Judge for landing their first job with JC Penney in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

2014 National Student Leadership Academy

The 2014 JAG National Student Leadership Academy information is now available. November 20-22 in Washington, DC over 400 JAG students will gather to sharpen their leadership skills, network and tour the Nations Capitol.

The NSLA starts on Thursday at the JAG Leadership Awards Luncheon. At the luncheon JAG will recognize individuals and corporate sponsors that have been vital to the success of the JAG program.

JAG to Take Part in The It Can Wait® Campaign

The It Can Wait® campaign, first created by AT&T, to end texting and driving has turned into a movement with the addition of key organizations within the wireless industry like Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, US, Inc. and more than 200 additional advocates including Jobs for America’s Graduates.

No Progress for America's Teens in 2013 Teen Summer Job Market

Friday’s Employment Situation report for August 2013 revealed that the U.S. employers added 169,000 net new payroll jobs in August. The revised payroll employment estimates for the entire summer (June-July-August) revealed a gain of 445,000 jobs. Unfortunately, none of these payroll jobs were obtained by nation’s teens (16-19). Despite the fact that both the Center for Labor Market Studies and national job placement firm (Challenger-Gray-Christmas) had earlier projected that teen would benefit with improved summer job market. This development unfortunately did not occur.

JAG-Kansas Launched in 25 Schools Across Kansas!

TOPEKA, KS — A new program has come to Kansas, aiming to keep high school students in school until graduation, and helping them prepare for a future career or further education.

Nicolette Schleisman was at Highland Park High School Monday for the unveiling of Jobs for American Grads at Kansas schools. She spoke with the teacher, and some of his students about how important the course is for them.

“How far I go, depends on me. That is what we will think about each and every day when we come to school,” said Michael Munoz.

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