LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Jobs for Kentucky's Graduates (JKG) and Integrity Staffing Solutions are working together to ensure more students graduate from The Academy @ Shawnee in West Louisville and are better prepared to enter the workforce.
JKG is one of 32 state affiliates of the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) national nonprofit. The program is designed to help under-served students overcome obstacles to graduation and career success through mentoring, tutoring, academic support and engagement with employers, and links to social services, among other interventions. Some Jefferson County high school students attending Shawnee, for example, are earning their pilot's licenses, working on experiments that will be flown into space or preparing to attend the U.S. Naval Academy.
Once students earn a high school diploma or General Educational Diploma, JKG mentors work with them for 12 more months to ensure they transition successfully into post-secondary education, entry-level careers or the military.