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Employment program kicks off at South Division High School

Employment program kicks off at South Division High SchoolJobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) kicked off a new program for 25 students from Milwaukee Public Schools South Division High School on November 9, 2018. Through this program, students learn critical employability and leaderships skills. The goal is to help each student in the program graduate and find employment. JAG will assist these students for up to one year after graduating from high school.

The JAG program in Milwaukee is being supported through a public/private cost-sharing partnership among Milwaukee Public Schools, QPS Employment, Associated Bank, and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce. Associated Bank and MMAC have each donated $5,000, and QPS made a $25,000 donation at Friday's ceremony.

Employment program kicks off at South Division High SchoolJobs for America's Graduates (JAG) is a state-based national nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who have serious barriers to graduation and/or employment. In more than three decades of operation, JAG has delivered consistent results, helping more than 1 million young people stay in school through graduation, pursue postsecondary education, and secure quality entry-level jobs leading to career advancement opportunities.

Thanks to all the partners in this program, these students are on their way to a bright future and a promising career.

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