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Jobs for America’s Graduates Program (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-05-13

Duration: 00:05:22

Subjects: Education | Jobs for America's Graduates (Organization) | High school dropouts


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Gage, Junnie Interviewee
  • Moore, Sha'Kiyah Interviewee
  • Keller, Dianna Interviewee
  • Rayford, Jai Anna Interviewee
  • LeBlanc, Mindy Interviewee


This segment from the May 13, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Kevin Gautreaux’s report on the work of Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) in West Monroe, a high school dropout prevention program. He visits the “Safety Town” event for first graders, an event sponsored by JAG and the Ouachita Parish Office of Homeland Security. He also interviews: Junnie Gage, the JAG specialist at Riser Middle School; Sha’Kiyah Moore, a JAG student; Dianne Keller of the Louisiana Department of Education; Jai Anna Rayford, a JAG graduate; and Mindy LeBlanc of Riser Elementary School. Host: Charlie Whinham