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JAG-K Continues to Meet Students’ Needs Despite School Closures

(TOPEKA) — When schools closed their doors in mid-March due to the COVID-19 virus, they scrambled to continue operations. They would need to teach and support students by every means possible in lieu of holding regular school sessions. Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG-K), a multi-year, in-school program for students in grades 7-12, was positioned to…
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Pratt JAG-K students show off skills at regional meet

Pratt High students in JAG-K (Jobs for America’s Graduates) competed at the Regional Career Development Conference on March 4, where Pratt earned third as a team and qualified two students for State in their respective events.
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Abused, Neglected, Rescued, Saved; How JAG-K Helped a Kansas Girl Reclaim Her Life

KPR's J. Schafer reports on one of those students who claims JAG-K isn't just helping her succeed... it helped save her life.
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Munoz to serve on Apply Kansas committee

Munoz, a Regional Director for the Topeka area's Jobs for America's Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K), has been invited to serve on an Apply Kansas committee, an initiative through the Board of Regents to support high school seniors in the college application process.
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Leslie-Canty nominated for national LifeChanger of the Year award

Leslie-Canty, a Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas teacher, was also nominated by an anonymous student. She was recognized for relating to her students on a personal level, and she talks about her own struggles so students can learn from her mistakes.
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Matlock honored for service to JAG-K and Hays community

(HAYS) — In just its second year, the Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) program at Hays High School (HHS) is making a big impression in the Hays community.  JAG-K specialist Johnny Matlock was recently recognized by the Hays Chamber of Commerce as the community’s citizen of the year, in large part for his work at…
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Feb 16 2020

Leslie-Canty nominated for national LifeChanger of the Year award

Teresa Leslie-Canty See original article published here: https://www.cjonline.com/business/20200215/its-your-business Topeka High School educators Ashley Coffman, Teresa Leslie-Canty and Tonia Lauxman have been nominated for the 2019-20 national LifeChanger of the Year award. Coffman, a music teacher, was nominated by an anonymous student for the respect and care she shows toward the entire student body. She has volunteered many ...
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Feb 14 2020

Matlock honored for service to JAG-K and Hays community

JAG-K Career Specialist Johnny Matlock discusses a project with a student. (HAYS) -- In just its second year, the Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) program at Hays High School (HHS) is making a big impression in the Hays community.  JAG-K specialist Johnny Matlock was recently recognized by the Hays Chamber ...
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Feb 11 2020

Educational program receives award for helping students find succcess

Regional JAG-K officers from across the state visited Gov. Laura Kelly at the State Capitol. Also in attendance: JAG National President Ken Smith, V.P. JAG-K Programming Bev Mortimer and JAG-K President Chuck Knapp. Posted: Tue 2:07 PM, Feb 11, 2020 https://www.wibw.com/content/news/Educational-program-receives-award-for-helping-students-find-succcess-567769121.html TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A local educational program received ...
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