Volume 2 | September 22, 2017
JAG Nevada: Four Things to Know Now
About JAG Nevada Follow-Up : Graduation is a beginning at JAG. Our Specialists follow up for 12 months after graduation to ensure our students are on a pathway to a career with a future. That is what JAG Nevada is all about!

Vision : Unlocking Pathways to Success!
"As a first generation college student, I have been enjoying every second of this new chapter in my life as I start college. My parents did not have the opportunity to attend college, therefore I am lucky enough to be setting the example for my younger siblings and to have my parents supporting me every step of the way. As a DACA recipient, I am living in a time much different than ever before due to the uncertainty of what my future holds. I am lucky to still have the opportunity to continue working, and furthering my education, and I am taking advantage of this. I am currently working at Starbucks part-time, while going to school full-time at the University of Nevada, Reno. It was early in the semester when I realized I had a passion for something else and chose to change my major. I am now studying to be an Immigration Lawyer, in hopes of helping to make a change while still impacting the lives of many. I am looking forward to continue growing and learning as I see all my future has to offer!"

At Left: Olga Garcia on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno where she is pursuing her BA degree, working and inspiring her younger siblings.
  1. Olga Garcia: From JAG to UNR
2. JAG Partners CCSD and Washoe Celebrate Record High Graduation Rates
3. JAG Helps Employers Find Talent
At Tuesday's Convening of Champions for Youth JAG Nevada hosted a large group of employers to learn about their HR needs and to connect them with JAG talent. This event was co-sponsored by Strada Education Network , JAG Nevada and JAG National . Special thanks go to MGM Resorts International , Tesla and Switch for their participation!

JAG Nevada prepares youth for high demand occupations by connecting with employers, post secondary institutions and trade groups and brings that information in actionable pieces to the high school level where our Specialists can guide our students with timely employment intelligence.

´╗┐Convening Panel Above From Left to Right: Tracy Brown of Switch, Maria Jose Gatti of MGM, Sandra Douglas Morgan of AT&T and Chris Reilly of Tesla.
Above: Alyssa Griep and her mom Jessica Griep at Wednesday's news conference announcing 84% graduation rate.
4. Alyssa Griep of North Valleys HS Describes Tough Road to Graduation
JAG Student Alyssa Griep of North Valleys High School gave a very moving speech in which she described her difficult journey to graduation. Alyssa delivered her remarks at a Wednesday afternoon press conference where Superintendent Traci Davis of the Washoe County Schools announced that the class of 2017 had achieved an 84% graduation rate.

In her remarks, Alyssa highlighted all the support and encouragement that she received from the JAG program, which guided, supported and encouraged her in her quest to graduate. JAG Nevada is very proud of the poise strength, and resilience that she displayed in her public remarks at Wednesday's press conference.

Rene Cantu Jr., Ph.D. | Jobs for Nevada's Graduates Inc.| (702) 410-8078| (702) 410-8067| rcantu@jagnv.org| www.jagnv.org