April 17, 2014
RENO -- The Jobs for America's Graduates, or JAG, program is receiving a $71,000 donation from AT&T. The donation comes as the program is set to receive additional legislative funding beginning in January.
"It's going to fund the program it's going to fund the teacher it's a teacher who works with these children, it's a dedicated teacher that helps them set goals graduate, set their goals for post-high school," Washoe County School District Superintendent Pedro Martinez said.
"After the first of the year we should have it in 16 schools across the state and we intend to expand it even more," Governor Brian Sandoval said.
The program began at Wooster High School this year. It helps connect students with professionals, and trains them to be able to find a career.