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Beaver Island Students Gain Work Experience Through Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Program

June 27, 2023

Beaver Island Community School students in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program gained valuable work experience thanks to a partnership between the Beaver Island Historical Society and Northwest Michigan Works! The four students each spent two weeks in a paid work experience program working for the Historical Society. The program gave the students the opportunity to learn skills in customer service, marketing, article writing, archiving, and construction. The students participating in the work experience program were sophomore Sophie McDonough, junior Ava Palmer, and Ethan Kubesh and Jacob Bontrager, both seniors. 

Northwest Michigan Works! is proud to partner with Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) in serving the region’s youth. JMG is the leading program of Youth Solutions, Inc., a premier youth opportunity organization on a mission to equip young people with the skills to overcome barriers and win in education, employment, and in life. The JMG program consists of a comprehensive set of services designed to help young people achieve education and career goals. The purpose of this program is to inspire and connect youth to achieve a future beyond imagination.


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