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Great Bend student competes, participates in leadership workshops in Washington D.C.

t Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) was represented by 16 students at the JAG National Student Leadership Academy (NSLA) in Washington, D.C., including Great Bend High School student Austin Moore.  The students competed in skills competitions, attended leadership workshops and had the opportunity to tour familiar monuments and museums in the nation’s capital.    The students who attended NSLA earned the all-expense…

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JAG-K faces funding cuts

The Department for Children and Families will cut the grant that funds a large portion of the programs by 50% in July of 2020. Each JAG school program costs about $73,000 to fund.
The hope is that with bipartisan support in the Kansas legislature and with Governor Kelly now serving on the National JAG Board, the funding won’t be lost.

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Great Bend JAG-K volunteers help create Santa’s Workshop

Great Bend Tribune Great Bend High School students, community volunteers and Great Bend Recreation Commission staff will be transforming the City Auditorium into Santa’s Workshop. The 23rd-annual Santa’s Workshop will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, in the City Auditorium. Enter through the doors located on the southwest corner of the auditorium.…

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Craft shows are fall traditions

JAG-K members Deklyn Cravan, Jasmyn Marley and Greg Sommers were on duty for one shift at the craft show. They said their work Saturday would count as volunteer hours but the proceeds were going to the welding class.

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Great Bend holding first Manufacturing Day event

Manufacturing Day gives students glimpse of industry Great Bend Tribune: Dale Hogg October 2, 2019 The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development is joining forces Friday with several Barton County businesses to hold the first local Manufacturing Day. Dubbed Made in GBK, this event ties into the national Manufacturing Day held annually on…

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ACHS and WHS earn JAG-K program honors

Courier Traveler – September 18, 2019 Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) announced that for the fifth consecutive year it has earned the Jobs for America’s Graduates 5 of 5 Award. The 5 of 5 Award is bestowed upon those JAG programs that meet or exceed the performance measures in five categories: graduation rate, successful outcomes,…

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Russell and Colby join JAG-K; program earns top national honor

September 15, 2019 by Hays Post TOPEKA – Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) announced that for the fifth consecutive year it has earned the Jobs for America’s Graduates 5 of 5 Award. The 5 of 5 Award is bestowed upon those JAG programs that meet or exceed the performance measures in five categories: graduation rate,…

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