A program targeting Iowa high schoolers who’re struggling for answers to life’s questions holds its first statewide meeting today. Iowa JAG Incorporated is designed to find “Jobs for America’s Graduates.” Events at today’s JAG Career Development Conference aim to teach students public speaking, interviewing and decision making.Cathy Davis is Iowa JAG program manager. The conference is being held in the Boone County town of Madrid in central Iowa. Davis says the 200 students at the conference today come from ten Iowa cities. She says JAG should help them find the “right path” from whatever troubles they face.Davis says 27 other states have JAG programs but Iowa’s version just got underway last year. She says goals include social and leadership development, motivation, community service — and career advancement.Iowa JAG is now operating: Burnside, Clinton, Council Bluffs, Des Moines, DeWitt, Glenwood, Goose Lake, Hampton, Marshalltown and Storm Lake.
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