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: Nautica Dotson, 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 Nautica Dotson from Creek Wood High School.  Starting out my senior year, I was worried I was not going to have a class that would [...]

By | 2018-06-08T18:28:39+00:00 June 8th, 2018|College, In Their Own Words, Planning, 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

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

Building Bridges to Success

You're looking at nearly a million dollars in college scholarships and the teacher who helped make it happen. It's said a picture says a thousand words. Well, this one says nearly a $1 million dollars in college education.  Meet Maplewood High School seniors Abbey Khounmy, Vakia Robinson, Doresha Robinson and Martin Torres (Maria [...]

By | 2017-03-06T13:35:34+00:00 March 6th, 2017|College, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Birth of Website, Rebirth of Blog

Finally. I haven’t been part of a birth of a child, but professionally speaking this might be in the neighborhood. Ever since I left News-2 in June of 2014, I’ve struggled with an effective way to convey the success and mission of Jobs for Tennessee Graduates (JTG). Truth is, I violated a basic rule of [...]

By | 2017-02-08T02:07:54+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|College, Finance, Fundraising|0 Comments