MIDLAND — The Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program at Windover High School recently welcomed 33 of its newest members into the organization’s Career Association through its annual Initiation and Installation (I&I) Ceremony. The event brought together public and private sector stakeholders, including school officials, and community members, to celebrate the incoming JMG students. Kinexus runs JMG programming in Midland in partnership with Youth Solutions Inc. and Windover High School.
BENTON HARBOR — Tori Daniel was extremely shy before joining the Jobs for Michigan Graduates program at Benton Harbor High School.
She didn’t like talking to people and could barely say her name in front of a room full of people. All that changed when she joined the JMG program four years ago.
“I know what I want to do now and am more open to people,” Daniel said.
Daniel was among dozens of Benton Harbor students who gathered at the school’s Performing Arts Center on Friday for JMG’s Initiation and Installation Ceremony.
The I&I Ceremony served as a formal introduction that gave student members the opportunity to make a public declaration of their willingness to belong to the program.
BENTON HARBOR — Twice as many Benton Harbor High School students will be served by the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program this school year thanks to a partnership with Youth Solutions.
The expansion means that 100 high school students – 15 percent of the school’s population – will receive targeted employability skills training aimed at successful high school completion and transition into employment, according to a press release from Kinexus of Benton Harbor, which runs the program.