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Poised to Succeed

The Powerful Impact of JAG

Post Date:09/15/2017 12:59 PM

Youth Story

Elkhart, IN - At a time when many youth  are only considering their future, Kameron Glenn was positioning himself to make the most out of his.

During his 11th grade year, it was clear to staff that Kameron was a stand-out member of JAG, Jobs for America’s Graduates. “He was extremely polite and driven,” said Jamie Maure, JAG Specialist.

A state-based national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who may have barriers in their lives, JAG became a program that Kameron made his own. “He would always dive right into a task or project with all he had,” Maure said.

Over his last two years of high school, Kameron practiced his mock interview skills, explored various career paths, created resumes and cover letters, and even practiced how to dress for eventual interviews, all with the help of JAG staff.

After graduation, armed with what he learned from JAG, Kameron knew just what he wanted to become – an ECG and Phlebotomy Technician. He approached his Elkhart WorkOne office to learn how to bring that to life.

Kameron sailed through his dual certification training with the same drive that had led him to success in high school.

Going through JAG and training allowed me to recognize my potential and put it to use. I was going nowhere. A waste of potential was something I couldn’t afford,” Kameron said.

Now weighing his professional options and heading to interviews, he is grateful for all the guidance he has received. “They have bettered me,” Kameron said. “The staff showed me what I can accomplish in the workforce and life in general.  I’ve been taught what I am capable of.”

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