In Their Own Words: Sarah Hafner, 2018 JTG Graduate

This summer, we are featuring stories by 2018 JTG graduates and offering them a chance to share the impact JTG has had on their lives. This week's guest writer is Sarah Hafner from Creek Wood High School.  Being in JTG has showed me that I honestly did not have a clue on how to do [...]

By | 2018-06-08T19:01:40+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Academics, College, In Their Own Words, Uncategorized|0 Comments

In Their Own Words: Marissa Tanner, 2018 JTG Graduate

Guest Writer: Marissa Tanner, Creek Wood High School This summer, we are featuring stories by 2018 JTG graduates and offering them a chance to share the impact JTG has had on their lives. “Given a support system such as JTG, young men and women at risk of graduating high school will soon contribute to society, [...]

By | 2018-05-29T16:05:49+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Academics, College, In Their Own Words|0 Comments

Specialist Spotlight on Vickie Parsons

This month, we are featuring Fairview High School's JTG Specialist, Vickie Parsons, in our Specialist Spotlight. Vickie is known for fostering strong connections with her students, and she goes above and beyond to help her students succeed. One of her most notable yearly activities is helping her classes plan and prepare a full Thanksgiving lunch [...]

By | 2018-03-08T19:20:23+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Academics, Professional Relationships, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Q and A With JTG Graduate Ashleigh Knoll

About Graduate Ashleigh Knoll: Ashleigh is a 2015 JTG graduate of Centennial High School in Williamson County. She is currently a senior Marketing student at Austin Peay State University. Graduating a year early in May 2018, she will have completed multiple internships at HCA, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Hospital, Lawn Doctor and more. She was JTG's Keynote [...]

By | 2017-11-22T06:16:56+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Stories of Hope: Emma Warzynski

Stories of Hope: Meet Emma Warzynski, a 2017 graduate from Stratford STEM Magnet High School. Originally from Canada, Emma faced a great deal of struggles assimilating into the American classroom, and she graduated as Salutatorian of her class. She  began Austin Peay University this fall to pursue a career in occupational therapy. “I have overcome [...]

By | 2017-10-16T17:29:45+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Stories of Hope, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Did You Do This Summer?

Tez Rogers began his summer by winning a new car! Actually, the recent Mt. Pleasant High School graduate earned it through Maury County’s Strive to Drive contest.  “I couldn’t even think when they called my name,” Rogers told The Columbia Daily Herald.  Strive to Drive is an ongoing academic initiative for Maury County, which encourages [...]

By | 2017-08-24T17:35:00+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Academics, Stories of Hope, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stories of Hope: Amiir Johnson

Meet Amiir Johnson, a 17-year old senior at Stratford STEM Magnet High School. A long-time resident of Nashville, Amiir grew up surrounded by poverty and didn’t really find his own direction until he started the Jobs for Tennessee Graduates program. He says, “For me, JTG has built my confidence toward going out and getting a [...]

By | 2017-06-14T20:55:12+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Stories of Hope: Lionel Colas

Meet Lionel Colas, an 18-year old senior at Stratford STEM Magnet High School. Originally from Miami, he has lived in Nashville a little over a year. Lionel has already secured a part-time position at Comcast in their IT department at $20 an hour through Jobs for Tennessee Graduates his senior year, and he has a [...]

By | 2017-06-05T18:38:35+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Academics, College, Fundraising|0 Comments

Technically Speaking, These Places Rock

Jobs for Tennessee Graduates (JTG) students come from all walks of life and some of those walks are longer than others.  A survey filled out by nearly 500 JTG students in the fall (it was optional and one could assume if home life was dire, one might not fill it out) of 2016 revealed: 53% [...]

By | 2017-03-07T14:04:55+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Academics, College, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gone Before Morning Light

Up at the crack of dawn for JTG visits to Anderson County Career and Technical Center in Clinton, then up to Oneida High School in Scott County.  Fun roads once I'm off I-40.  I'm an early morning driver, putting chunks of miles behind me before most have had their first cup of coffee.  Are you [...]

By | 2017-02-28T11:16:46+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Academics, Uncategorized|0 Comments