JAG students from nine schools in Northwest Indiana recently received scholarship awards totaling $215,434.
According to Miche Grant, Vice President at the Center of Workforce Innovations and the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board, the students who participated in the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program will have the opportunity to use this money to help pay for post-secondary education.
In all, 36 students received money including students from Knox High School.
JAG students are considered at-risk students who need assistance in completing high school and transitioning to employment or post-secondary education. Students in this program learn team leadership, critical thinking and effective communication skills that will increase their marketability to employers. While in school, students receive adult mentoring and one year of follow-up counseling.