News and Events


Success Story: Tionna

Tionna came to the Pittsburg High School JAG as a freshman angry and always ready to start a rebellion.
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News Release: JAG-K Students Compete at Virtual State Career Development Conference, Elect Officers

More than 150 students from JAG-K programs across the state participated in the organization’s annual State Career Development Conference (CDC), held virtually on April 21.
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News Release: JAG-K Partnership with John Deere in Coffeyville Grows

The JAG-K program at Field Kindley Memorial High School in Coffeyville was recently awarded a grant of $36,000 by a local John Deere unit to help fund the program.
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Success Story: Courtland

Courtland’s attendance in fall of 2020 was spotty at best. He wasn't interested in remote-learning, and was bored with his school subjects. By the end of the semester, he had essentially dropped out.
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News Release: JAG-K Transition Services Helps Students in the Foster Care System

A partnership with DCF and KSDE has helped JAG-K reach out in a novel way to students in foster care, helping them get plugged in at school, on track to graduate, and prepared for careers and post-secondary educational opportunities.
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News Release: McPherson JAG-K Student Awarded Rudd Scholarship

MHS JAG-K Career Association President Kyra Byrd was announced today as one of 30 recipients of the Rudd Scholarship.
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Feb 25 2021

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 on Feb. 24 and learned about how they can prepare to make their mark in the workplace after graduation. Kelly spoke with the group about some of her career experiences ...
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Feb 8 2021

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 – helping students overcome barriers to graduation and career success – it has realized the benefits of starting these supports as early as middle school.  JAG-K has 10 programs in middle schools, where students are ...
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Jan 15 2021

Hays High School JAG-K students support the Red Cross lifesaving mission

Hays Post, Jan. 14, 2021 - Read the original article Recently, the American Red Cross and the Hays High School JAG-K (Jobs for America’s Graduates – Kansas) Program hosted the Ellis County Battle of the Badges blood drive. This year the drive ran Dec. 30 through Jan. 3. Results were exceptional ...
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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.