Local Students Visit Lawmakers In Lansing

BENTON HARBOR — Around 30 students from the Benton Harbor Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates program headed to Lansing this week to meet with their state lawmakers. The third annual JMG Legislative Day was Thursday, says program deputy director Mollie Waller.

Waller told WSJM News the JMG students talked with state Senator Kim LaSata and state representative Pauline Wendzel.

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JOBS FOR MICHIGAN GRADUATES STUDENTS HIT THE CAPITOL FOR LEGISLATIVE DAY

When you’ve worked your tail off to learn the ultimate in communication, professionalism and employability skills, you cherish the opportunity to share that knowledge with people in power. That’s why the smiles were broad and the high fives were genuine when more than 125 students from across the state met with over 50 elected officials in Lansing Thursday to share the impact that their Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program is having in local communities.

Yesterday, February 28th, marked the 3rd Annual JMG Legislative Day, providing students the face to face opportunity to talk to their local elected officials about education and employment-related barriers within their community and discuss potential solutions to those challenges.

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