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JMG Students Build Skills at Leadership Day

Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates students from northern Michigan worked on leadership and team-building skills at the JMG Leadership Day at Camp Hayo-Went-Ha near Central Lake. The day’s activities included high ropes, telephone poles, peanut butter pits, and jump roping. 46 students participated in the event including students from Northwest Michigan Works! JMG programs at Cadillac High School, Casman Academy, Char-Em ISD, Traverse Bay Area Career Tech Center, and Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Center.

JMG helps Michigan's young adults graduate and make successful transitions to postsecondary education or meaningful employment. Northwest Michigan Works! coordinates JMG programs at Cadillac Public and Innovation High Schools, Casman Academy in Manistee, Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District, the Traverse Bay Area ISD Career-Tech Center, the Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Center, and Out of School programs in Cadillac, Kalkaska, Manistee, and Traverse City.

Jobs for Michigan's Graduates is the leading program of Youth Solutions, Inc., a premiere youth opportunity organization delivering employability and education services to nearly 3,000 young people across more than 40 cities. Youth Solutions is the state-based affiliate of the national Jobs for America's Graduates organization (, one of the largest and most successful school-to-work systems in the United States. The JMG model consists of a comprehensive set of services designed to keep young people in school through graduation and improve the rate of success in achieving education and career goals. For more information on Youth Solutions and its Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates programming, visit




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