For Immediate Release:
September 30, 2021
Ashley Motley, Communications Manager
Treasurer Lynn Rogers Visits JAG-K Middle and High School Students in Arkansas City and Winfield
Arkansas City, KS – State Treasurer Lynn Rogers met with more than 150 students today in his visits to Winfield and Arkansas City JAG-K programs. These two visits were part of his statewide tour that kicked off earlier this month. The tour is in partnership with JAG-K, and Rogers plans to visit all 79 programs to encourage students to keep following their dreams after high school.
“JAG-K is a great program that allows students to explore career paths and provides them with additional support until they graduate high school,” said State Treasurer Lynn Rogers. “We want to encourage these students to keep going and to achieve their dreams.”
JAG-K is a 501(c)3 non-profit that partners with public schools to offer an elective class for students in grades 7-12 to provide academic support to help students earn their diploma and transition into post-secondary school, the military, or directly into the workforce with marketable skills. Students are selected to join their local JAG-K program if they identify with at least five of the barriers to success recognized by JAG National standards.
“Among its many goals, JAG-K is dedicated to promoting financial literacy. Part of that goal is showing students how to save and how to invest in their own education,” said Chuck Knapp, President/CEO of JAG-K. “Having Treasurer Rogers visit our programs and cast that vision will be very impactful.”
So far, Treasurer Rogers has visited students at Wichita Northwest, Augusta, Winfield, and Ark City, with more visits planned.
“Helping Kansas students be prepared for the education that will launch them into a great career is just one of the many reasons I love being State Treasurer,” said Rogers.
To learn more about JAG-K, visit their website at Jobs for America's Graduates-Kansas (jagkansas.org).