United Way of SWLA Donates to Sulphur High JAG Program

October 3, 2013, by admin

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Front Row: (L-R) Sulphur High students Chelsea Cook, Shelbee Barrios, Jayleen Lantier, Daniel Hickson; Tyrella Bushnell, Sulphur High teacher; Denise Durel, President and CEO of United Way of SWLA Back Row: (L-R) Dr. Jason VanMetre, Assistant Principal of Sulphur High School; Sulphur High students Cameron Skinner, Austin McCartney, and Alexis Robertson.

United Way of SWLA Donates to Sulphur High JAG Program

LAKE CHARLES, La. – United Way of Southwest Louisiana donated $1,000 and 5 computers to Sulphur High School’s "Jobs for America’s Graduates” program today.

United Way has adopted local education as a major initiative. Louisiana’s graduation rate of 71% ranks it 5th lowest in the country, and United Way was impressed by the work of the JAG program in preventing dropouts among young people who are most at-risk.

In more than three decades of operation nationally, 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.

United Way is proud to support the efforts of Sulphur High School and commends its teachers and administrators for emphasizing the importance of graduating through the implementation of the JAG program at their school.

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