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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Jobs For America’s Graduates: The Nation’s Premier Educational Recovery Program

After several consecutive years of slow improvement, the nation’s high school graduation rate stands at 84%. Although this increase is encouraging, a hard reality remains – one of every six students beginning high school does not finish it, leaving the U.S. graduation rate near the bottom of economically developed nations.

If only there were a program that could help struggling students earn their high school diploma, an educational recovery intervention that helps students graduate and progress to productive careers or advanced education. Guess what? There is. It’s called Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG), and across a 40-year history…

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