THE JTG BLOG
Our blog is full of resources, ideas, and information to help students make a successful transition from High School to college – and beyond! It is a collection of columns written by students, educators, business people, and more designed to give students a wealth of knowledge to help in school and in life.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Representative Brenda Gilmore meets with students and JTG specialists from Maplewood and Stratford. All the state lawmakers were gracious and sincerely interested in JTG and the students. Random thoughts on a Friday morning [...]
Elon is an early riser. Pardon the work attire. Random thoughts on a Friday morning while Lynley and I dog sit for Elon, who insists on sitting in my lap as I compose [...]
Friday Pizza gathering at my sister's house was a good night for ma. Watching your parents grow old is such a blessing and privilege. We laugh and tease each other. They boast about [...]
Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen led the Chicago Bulls to 6 NBA World Championships in the 1990's. Jordan had Pippen. Simon had Garfunkel. Michael Jackson had his brothers (Okay, maybe not the best [...]
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 [...]
OUR NEW GOAL – 100K IN 100 DAYS!
JTG’s recent transition into the nonprofit sector means that the program is funded by generous donations to keep it sustained and growing. We rely on residents of the Volunteer State to invest in its future; the numbers don’t lie. JTG’s results are long-standing and proven, and by giving at-risk students the skills and expertise necessary to transition successfully into a post-secondary education or directly into the workforce, it allows the burden of the taxpayer to shift from being reactive to proactive.
By investing in our students, we ensure that they are thriving and contributing members to society by the time they walk across the stage with their caps and gowns. Will you join us on this radical mission to raise $100K in 100 days so we can continue JTG’s legacy of success and expand it’s reach into more schools across the state?