Preparing Students for Successful Futures
November 2021
Pictured above: JAG-K participants from Augusta, Concordia and Hiawatha high schools on a tour of the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence.
Job Shadow Week Introduces Students to Careers
Madison Turner, a JAG-K student at McPherson High School, recently took job shadowing to new heights.

Interested in becoming a pilot, Turner was allowed to shadow a pilot, who not only took her up for a ride, but allowed her to take the stick.

Several JAG-K programs in central Kansas held their first ever "Job Shadow Week," facilitating student visits to a number of workplaces during the last week of October.

The event gave students an opportunity to see in person what some jobs are like. Prior to the visit, the students researched the business and specific job they would shadow.

Numerous businesses in the region provided opportunities to shadow businesses such as veterinary clinics, dental and physical therapy offices, computer technicians, car dealers and mechanics, hair salons, a law office and a hospital.

"It's important for students to get out into the workplace to see what these jobs are like," said Regional Director Elizabeth Hamblin, who spearheaded Job Shadow Week. "Sometimes you have an idea from what you've heard or seen in a movie or whatever. But giving students the opportunity to meet someone doing the job, and allowing them to see inside the environment, gives a whole new insight.

"We are so thankful for all the businesses who invited students in, or those who had to do it virtually. They were so welcoming and so excited to talk to our kids. They really wanted to guide our students and wanted the best for them."

Giving Tuesday to Highlight Work of JAG-K
Tuesday, Nov. 30, is #GivingTuesday, a global movement to connect those who want to give to organizations impacting their communities. JAG-K will use the day to highlight its programs that are "saving lives through education."

"We are saving lives through education," said Mark Bisbing, Director of Strategic Advancement. "We are looking to develop a foundation of support among individuals and businesses across Kansas who care about young people and want to provide educational opportunities for them for their future success."

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Student Leaders Tour Dole Institute of Politics
A group of career association leaders from three JAG-K programs visited the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence on October 19.

Students from Augusta, Concordia and Hiawatha high schools toured the facility and learned about Sen. Dole's life and career. Rep. Barbara Ballard, from Lawrence, and Audrey Coleman, associate director of the institute, discussed Dole's values and principles with the group.

"Here at the Dole Institute, we promote the values of bi-partisanship, civic engagement and public service," said Coleman. "We really are interested in cultivating the next generation of leaders, particularly from Kansas, so that we can make our country a better place for everyone."
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Garden City Career Specialist Wins State Staff Award
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