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July 2023

Pictured above: JAG-K Students and Staff Visit Fort Riley.

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JAG-K Staff and Students Make the Most of Summer Opportunities

Helping JAG-K students prepare for successful futures requires year-round commitment. Summer, therefore, is no vacation for JAG-K career specialists.


Career specialists maintain their close connections to students during the summer to help them continue their development. They help their students with seasonal employment, educational enrichment, credit recovery and and provide emotional support when necessary.


Summer presents life-changing opportunities to JAG-K students. Whether it’s through camps, job shadowing, work opportunities, etc., career specialists help students line up applications, interviews, enrollment or whatever else they need to obtain those experiences.


Throughout the summer, specialists find creative ways to help students stay connected and focused on their success. Whether it’s getting students together for a service project, sharing ice cream at a park, or meeting at a swimming pool, they make sure students feel supported.

Below you will find a couple of great stories of how we are seizing upon summer to help students prepare for successful futures.

Chuck Knapp, President/CEO

Jobs for America's Graduates - Kansas

Hiawatha JAG-K Student Discovers Passion for Broadcasting through Job Shadow, Internship

Hiawatha High School student Paige Mueller decided to take a chance when an opportunity to job shadow at a local radio station was offered at her school. She wasn't sure it would interest her, but she gave it a shot.

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JAG-K Students Visit Fort Riley, Learn About Military Careers

On Sunday, June 11, National Guard soldiers demonstrated various weapons and technical equipment to JAG-K students and staff, as well as providing the group a tour of Fort Riley. Meeting the JAG-K contingent during the tour was Kansas Adjutant General Brig. Gen. Michael Venerdi, who oversees the Kansas National Guard (pictured above, front row in camo) and Kansas Speaker of the House Dan Hawkins (in red shirt).

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Espresso Yourself with Chuck Reflects on 10 Years of JAG-K Memories, Friendships

JAG-K Thanks Featured Sponsors for July

Eagle U sponsors several JAG-K students for a five-day camp at Baker University designed to equip high school students for success in post-secondary education and in their chosen careers.

Anne and JB Hodgdon support solutions that work and improve their community and state. They have been longtime supporters of JAG and JAG-K.

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