News and Events

News and Events


News Release: Recent Russell High School Graduate Voted “JAG-K Student of the Year”

Hannah Gideon, a 2024 graduate of Russell High School, was recently announced JAG-K “Student of the Year.”
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News Release: JAG-K Director of Employment Engagement Experiences Marine Training

Joni Bolen, JAG-K Director of Employer Engagement, recently attended the Marine Corps Educator’s Workshop in San Diego to build her knowledge of military career options for her students.
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News Release: Former JAG-K Student Now a Certified Agricultural Education Teacher

Luke Alpers, a 2017 graduate of the JAG-K program at Stafford High School, is now doing his part to prepare students for success in agriculture related careers. He is completing his first year teaching Animal Science, Welding, Ag Leadership and Eighth Grade Agriculture at Kiowa County Public Schools in Greensburg.
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Three high school students receive scholarships from Kansas Department of Insurance

Steven Nguyen, Wichita Southeast High School, was one of three high school students who received a scholarships for a financial literacy essay contest from the Kansas Department of Insurance.
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News Release: JAG-K Teams with KBA to Promote Financial Literacy, Banking Career Options

Members of the Kansas Bankers Association (KBA) teamed up with JAG-K throughout April to educate students about opportunities in the banking industry as well as tips on financial literacy.
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Basehor-Linwood High School Senior Receives National JAG Scholarship

Mycah Benton, a senior at Basehor-Linwood High School, was announced recently by Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) as one of 35 Kenneth M. Smith Scholars nationwide who will receive $2,000 toward their college education.
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Jul 24 2020

Topeka High JAG class plants seed for the future

Topeka Capital-Journal, July 23, 2020 See original article For Carlos Kelly and Topeka High’s Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas students, the last couple of months have been all about planting a seed. Since mid-May, Kelly and fellow JAG-K career specialist Teresa Leslie-Canty have been working with a group of Topeka High ...
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Jul 15 2020

JAG-K Students Succeed Regardless of Race, Ethnicity

Students of color who participate in the evidence-based Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program are bucking national trends in graduation rate, achievement gap, and employment. More than half of the 76,000 students served by JAG identify as African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian, Pacific Islander, or mixed ethnicity. Data shows ...
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