JAG-K was recently named one of 200 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive a $25,000 grant from Kohl’s in support of improving family health and welfare.
“We appreciate Kohl’s recognizing and joining in the efforts of JAG-K to help students prepare for successful futures,” JAG-K President and CEO Chuck Knapp said. “JAG-K plays an important role in improving family health and welfare in Kansas, and Kohl’s financial support is an investment in the future workforce of Kansas that will change many lives.”
On Nov. 28, nationally recognized as GivingTuesday, Kohl’s announced the recipients of the $5 million in grants. Funding for the Kohl’s grants was made possible through Kohl’s Cares® Goods for Good, which sells children’s books and toys and donates 100 percent of the net profit to health and wellness organizations nationwide.
JAG-K is a multi-year, in-school program for students in grades 6-12 that offers tools to successfully transition students into post-secondary school, the military, or directly into the workforce with marketable skills. Participants in the program face multiple barriers to success that their JAG-K Career Specialist helps them overcome through a nationally-accredited, evidence-based model.
The 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization is a state affiliate of the national JAG program network which operates in 38 different states and territories. It is primarily funded through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant to the State of Kansas administered by the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF). In addition to school districts and DCF, JAG-K partners with the Kansas Department of Education. Other JAG-K funding sources include ADM, AT&T, EagleU, Evergy, Goldstein Charitable Trust, the JB and Anne Hodgdon Foundation, John Deere, the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, Kansas Gas Service, the Kansas Insurance Department, the Kansas State Bank Commissioner, Kohl’s, Royals Charities, Synchrony Financial, the Taco Bell Foundation, the City of Topeka, United Way of the Plains and Walmart.
To learn more about JAG-K, visit www.jagkansas.org, ‘Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas’ on Facebook, and on Twitter at @JAG_Kansas.