What Happens To Kids When Every Year Is A Gap Year?

The coronavirus pandemic has led to speculation that this fall many high school seniors may elect to take a gap year – a year off from school during which they would travel or work or engage in other forms of personal development before beginning their college eduction. A gap year may prove to be an attractive option – even an advisable experience – that better prepares students to make the most of college when they do enroll.

However, different, and far more serious, gaps exist for thousands of high school students across the county, and the pandemic is only widening the already huge divide between students based on socioeconomic standing, between the haves and the have-nots.

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Networks Northwest Staff Receive Honors

TRAVERSE CITY – Staff members from the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program in northwestern Michigan received state and national recognition. Dana Venhuizen, Career Preparation Specialist and JMG Specialist at the TBA Career Tech Center, received a national Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) Peak Performance Award…

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Flint Students Detail Benefits of Dropout Prevention Program During Whitmer Visit

FLINT — Listening to the results of Flint students enrolled in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates program, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer said at a round table discussion Thursday that similar programs need to be expanded throughout the state.

The program, offered by Mott Community College in partnership with Jobs for America’s Graduates and Michigan Works, helps students at risk of dropping out or who have already dropped out develop life skills and connects them with prospective employers and educational institutions.

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