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January 2023

Pictured above: JAG National President Ken Smith (far left) welcomed JAG-K students and staff to the National Student Leadership Academy conference in Washington D.C. in December.

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JAG-K Students Spread the Giving Spirit

JAG-K isn’t just preparing students for the future. It is empowering them to make an impact in their communities today.


There are examples of students making a difference all over the state. Here are just a couple from last month:

Kiowa County High School:


When Kiowa County School District found itself short on custodial staff due to illness during the month of December, JAG-K members volunteered to stand in the gap. They volunteered to clean up the cafeteria after lunch for several days to take the burden off the school staff. They also unloaded a truck of items delivered to a local goodwill facility.


"We have several selfless students within our program, and they love to serve whenever their services are needed,” said Kiowa County Career Specialist Marcus Mitchell. “They understand they’re a piece to a bigger picture.”

Junction City High School:


The Junction City High School JAG-K program created gifts to give to young children in the community. Tyra Marteen, career specialist at the school, was particularly impressed by the group’s members who volunteered to deliver the gifts on a day off from school, in bitter cold temperatures.


Among the gifts students delivered were JAG-K Career Puzzles, hobby horses and unicorns - all items made by the group.


“These students learned servant leadership,” Marteen said. “They are doing selfless acts that gives them purpose. These acts of generosity bring happiness to both the ones giving and receiving.”

News Release from JAG National Celebrates Kansas Affiliate Reaching Over 100 Programs

Jobs for America's Graduates-Kansas, the State Affiliate to Jobs for America's Graduates, is commemorating its tenth year-anniversary of service in unique fashion by celebrating JAG Kansas becoming the youngest state affiliate in the organization's 41 year history to, as of 2022, host over 100 programs statewide.

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Western Kansas Schools Form Innovative Alliance to Offer Joint JAG-K Program

Success at rural Kansas schools requires adaptability and resourcefulness. School staff in these communities learn that flexibility and creativity are essential attributes if they are to prepare students for successful futures. One JAG-K program in western Kansas is demonstrating adaptability and resourcefulness to bridge the distance between two schools.

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Photos from National Student Leadership Academy

Kansan Helps Lead NSLA Event in Washington D.C.

Ryah Klima, a 2022 graduate of Concordia High School, played an important role in the recent JAG National Student Leadership Academy (NSLA) in Washington D.C. as president of the JAG National Career Association. NSLA is an annual leadership experience for career association state officers - the local chapter leaders - from across the nation.

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