Rapid City High School receives large donation for special progr - KOTA Territory News

Rapid City High School receives large donation for special program


Thanks to a donation, Rapid City High School is the first school in the area to offer a program that helps at risk youth graduate from high school.    

Jobs for America's Graduates, or JAG, is partly funded by state agencies, but a significant part of the money is donated by companies and organizations. On Monday morning, a $30,000 check from AT&T was presented to staff from Rapid City High School.

JAG focuses on student leadership and service learning. Those involved with the program say it is possible due to the support from local companies.    

"If we don't have donors, businesses, local businesses that are willing to believe what JAG can do for students then the program would never work. So having someone like AT&T donate
a substantial amount of money like that, is really beneficial to keep the program going," said Julie Callahan, JAG specialist at Rapid City High School.

The JAG class will start at Rapid City High School in November.

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