News and Events


Gov. Kelly receives 5 of 5 Award from Jobs for America’s Graduates

Governor Laura Kelly was presented the 5 of 5 Award on Tuesday by the national president of Jobs for Americas Graduates in recognition of Kansas meeting or exceeding national performance measures in five categories, including graduation rate and positive student outcomes.
Read More

News Release: With the Support of Gov. Laura Kelly, JAG-K Receives Prestigious Award for Exceeding National Performance Standards

JAG national president Ken Smith presented Kelly with the 5 of 5 Award in a virtual ceremony on November 10, thanking her for her ongoing support of the JAG-K program.
Read More

Tech opportunities come to life for Kiowa County students

This was a good opportunity for JAG-K students because their class is focused on identifying their particular interests and allows students to start building an idea of what they want to do for a job or career after graduation.
Read More

Local creator to host event focusing on healing powers of music

Hazim has been working closely with JAG-K and recently presented during one of its leadership conferences. He said he hopes kids who are a part of JAG-K come to the event.
Read More

Student Spotlight: Autumn

Somebody’s got to step up and be a leader!
Read More

Student Spotlight: Keegan

"I believe that JAG-K has helped me to not give up on myself when times get hard."
Read More

Oct 13 2020

Named State’s JAG-K President, Topeka High Senior Set to Make Plans, Not Dreams

Topeka Capital-Journal, Oct. 12, 2020 Click for original article Don’t ask Topeka High senior Chrishayla Adams what she wants to do after high school. Instead, ask her what she will be. In discussing her future after high school, Adams is unambiguous and speaks matter-of-factly: She will be a lawyer. She ...
Read More

Oct 12 2020

Kansas JAG-K Students Attend Virtual Leadership Development Conference

JAG-K is developing leaders for the next generation of the Kansas workforce. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020 Student Leadership Development Conference gathered hundreds of students virtually to hear speakers and learn about skills to succeed. Among the speakers participating in the event were Kansas Governor Laura Kelly and U.S. Secretary ...
Read More

Oct 1 2020

Walmart Donates $10,000 to JAG-K

The regional office of the Walmart corporation recently made a donation of $10,000 to Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) to assist the organization in its efforts to help students prepare for successful futures. The evidence-based JAG-K program helps students prepare for post-secondary education and employment opportunities. JAG-K served more than ...
Read More


JAG-K is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that partners with students facing various barriers to success, helping them graduate high school and then on to a successful career path.