The Indiana Department of Workforce Development will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Indiana’s Jobs for America’s Graduates program Tuesday at the Statehouse. The program aims to reduce the rate of high school dropouts among at-risk youth.
The DWD says since 2006, more than 17,000 students have participated in the program, which has a 94 percent graduate rate. Governor Eric Holcomb will be on hand for the event along with DWD Commissioner Steven Braun.
"Thanks to the leadership and dedication of outstanding Hoosiers JAG specialists, Indiana continues to be a national leader in reinforcing positive opportunities for students with significant barriers to academic achievement," Braun said Monday in a release. "Indiana’s JAG program set forth with a goal to make a difference in the personal and professional lives of young people and a decade later the program has grown to become the largest affiliate in the national network."
The tenth anniversary celebration is set to begin at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.