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Educational program receives award for helping students find succcess

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A local educational program received accolades for creating pathways to success Tuesday morning. Gov. Laura Kelly and Chuck Knapp, the president of "Kansas Jobs for America’s Graduates," or JAG-K, were presented the JAG 5-of-5 award. The award is given to JAG programs that exceed performance based on helping students successfully transition into post-secondary school, the military, or directly into the workforce.
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Student Spotlight: Jace

“My favorite part of JAG-K has been learning the employability skills, competing and qualifying in them all the way to nationals, and the college visits.” –Jace Tweedy, JAG-K Senior and President of Holcomb JAG-K
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JAG-K student chosen as Tourette Association ambassador

“I never felt like I fit in and always felt out of place in my classes until I found JAG-K.”
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PHS student selected as ambassador for Tourette Association of America

By From Staff Reports / Posted Dec 22, 2019 at 6:44 PM PITTSBURG — Pittsburg High School junior Emily Wachter has been selected by the Tourette Association of America (TAA) to represent the state of Kansas at its Youth Ambassador Training in Washington D.C. Wachter and her mother, Shauna Rooks, will attend the event in March, a release said.…
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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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Nov 28 2019

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 ...
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Nov 13 2019

Student Spotlight: Sebastian

As a sophomore in high school, Sebastian has already faced his share of adversity. When his grandfather became ill last year, Sebastian's attendance at school was affected until, eventually, he stopped coming to school altogether in order to be a caregiver. Getting behind in school could have discouraged Sebastian enough ...
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Nov 11 2019

MHS JAG-K students attend Leadership Development Conference in Wichita

McPherson Sentinel WICHITA -- Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) students from McPherson High School attended the JAG-K Leadership Development Conference last week at Wichita State University. “The Leadership Development Conference is a great opportunity for our students to attend presentations on topics including time management, career preparation and college life,” ...
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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.