U of M Study Shows Major Gains for Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Students

LANSING –Kristin Harrington, executive director of Youth Solutions, which provides Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates programming through partnerships all over Michigan, knows change is possible.

“The challenge in Michigan is building our youth talent pipeline,” said Harrington. “In Michigan, nearly 11,000 kids drop out of high school every year. Without that building block of a diploma, students are more than twice as likely to live in poverty, 63 times more likely to be incarcerated and
59 percent more likely to be unemployed.”

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Study Reveals Job Gains with JMG

BENTON HARBOR –A research study by the University of Michigan-Flint shows students who enrolled in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates  program have a higher graduation rate, higher weekly wages, and an increased likelihood of enrolling in college.

The JMG program was established 10 years ago to help at-risk youth graduate from high school and be prepared for the future.

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Study Considers Michigan Youth Program

BENTON HARBOR — A new study from the University of Michigan has found the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates program has a major effect on the students who participate. Youth Solutions Director Kristin Harrington tells WSJM News the 10-year-old program helps young people finish high school, guides them toward post-secondary education, and teaches them soft skills for the workplace.

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