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Lt. Gov. Reynolds visits with iJAG students
during their visit to the Legislature.
Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds met with Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) students during their Legislative Day on February 27th.
iJAG is a private nonprofit corporation established in 1999 that works statewide with students who are at the highest risk of disengaging or dropping out of school without the necessary skills to succeed in college or the workforce.
In the last 10 years 94 percent of iJAG students have graduated from high school, their grade point averages have increased .3 percent annually and their school attendance has increased and average of seven days per school year.
Last February, Lt. Gov. Reynolds was appointed chair of the iJAG Board of Directors and on Monday met with a group of iJAG students from all over Iowa to discuss their experiences with the program and their ideas for future improvement. iJAG students also had the opportunity to meet with the other members of the iJAG Board of Directors and with various legislators.
On May 31st, iJAG will hold their iJAG: Sweet Success program at the Prairie Meadows Event Center in the Bishop Ballroom. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and a presentation of student talents followed by a buffet style dinner and recognition of the graduates at 7 p.m. At 8 p.m. there will be a Sweet Treat Auction where cakes and other “sweet” luxury prizes will be auctioned off. iJAG hopes this even will help to raise awareness and $50,000 in funds through the auction and table sponsorships.
For those wanting to attend this graduation celebration individual event tickets are $100 and table sponsorships begin at $1,500. For more information about “Sweet Success” contact Jeri Le Henry with Bankers Trust at @firstname.lastname@example.org.
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