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JPPSS Students Named Jobs for America’s Graduates State Officers

JAG State Officer Dajanique Wilson standing next to lockers.A pair of Jefferson Parish Public School System students have been selected to represent their peers on the state level. The Louisiana Department of Education named Higgins High student Zireia Jones and John Ehret High student Dajanique Wilson state officers in the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program.

The high school seniors are both active members of the JAG program at their schools.

A photo of Zireia Jones

Zireia Jones

Zireia Jones was selected as the Louisiana JAG Vice President of Community Service Development. Her job duties will be to communicate with the working community, develop community service opportunities and activities, and to encourage community partnerships with the JAG Career Association Chapter. Zireia is a student at Higgins High where she is under the instruction of JAG Specialist Michael Nelson.

A photo of Dajanique Wilson

Dajanique Wilson

Dajanique Wilson was selected as the Louisiana JAG Secretary. Her job duties will be to organize, disseminate, and present JAG chapter information with students and members of the working community. Dajanique is a student at John Ehret High where she is under the supervision of JAG Specialist Brenda Menard.

To be considered for these offices, students competed with other students in Louisiana’s JAG programs by composing an essay and submitting a campaign speech video describing their JAG experiences and the program’s influence on them. The officers attended a JAG National Student Leadership Academy in Washington, D.C. to participate in academic/career learning sessions.

Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is a state-based national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who are most at-risk. In more than three decades of operation, JAG has delivered consistent, compelling results – helping nearly three-quarters of a million young people stay in school through graduation, pursue postsecondary education and secure quality entry-level jobs leading to career advancement opportunities.