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News Release: JAG-K Students Visit Statehouse, Meet with Gov. Kelly, Legislators

Ten JAG-K participants from programs across the state met with Gov. Laura Kelly and some of the state’s top lawmakers and learned about how they can prepare to make their mark in the workplace after graduation.
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News Release: JAG-K Middle School Programs Prepare Students for Future

While JAG-K is generally recognized for the work it does in high schools across Kansas, it has realized the benefits of starting these supports as early as middle school.
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Hays High School JAG-K students support the Red Cross lifesaving mission

Recently, the American Red Cross and the Hays High School JAG-K Program hosted the Ellis County Battle of the Badges blood drive.
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News Release: JAG-K Career Specialists Adapt During Year Unlike Any Other

As it has everyone involved in education, the pandemic has challenged JAG-K Career Specialists to adapt, and to be more resourceful than ever before.
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Good Kids: Topeka High senior wins national title expressing love for JAG-K program

“No matter the background, no matter where you come from, no matter anything, JAG is the class that helps you regardless. It helps you with your future,” Chrishayla Adams said.
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Kelly taps Topeka High senior for state juvenile justice group

With Kelly’s appointment, Adams will now serve a four-year term on the Kansas Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, which advocates for and advises lawmakers on the best interests of children in Kansas’ juvenile justice system.
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Dec 14 2020

EHS JAG student wins national competition

Emporia Gazette, Dec. 12, 2020 - Click to read original story An Emporia High School senior recently claimed first place in a national financial literacy competition sponsored by Jobs for America's Graduates.  Erica Zhou Wang, who has participated in the JAG-Kansas program throughout her entire high school career, was announced ...
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Dec 10 2020

Hays High student places third in national competition

Hays Post, Dec. 9, 2020 - Read the original article here Hays High School student Jonathan Rupe claimed third place in a national Financial Literacy competition sponsored by Jobs For America’s Graduates this week. A participant in the Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) program at Hays High School, Rupe competed ...
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Dec 3 2020

JAG-K Students Place in National Competition

Three participants in the Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) program claimed first place in national competitions this week, while three others took third place. JAG National hosted the National Student Leadership Academy (NSLA) in virtual format Dec. 1-3 due to the ongoing pandemic. The event is traditionally held in Washington ...
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