Jobs for Michigan's Graduates

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Jobs for Michigan's Graduates (JMG) is the leading program of Youth Solutions, Inc., a premier youth opportunity organization on a mission to equip young people with the skills to overcome barriers and win in education, employment, and in life. Youth Solutions is the state-based affiliate of the national Jobs for America's Graduates organization (, one of the largest and most successful school-to-work systems in the United States. The JMG model consists of a comprehensive set of services designed to help young people achieve education and career goals. Northwest Michigan Works! coordinates JMG programs at nearly 20 schools in northwest Lower Michigan.

Several students from JMG programs coordinated by Northwest Michigan Works! attended the 2023 Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) National Student Leadership Academy in Washington, D.C. Watch the video below to hear what some of those students have to say about how they've been helped by JMG.


Click on the link below to see other videos about the JMG program in Northwest Michigan.
JMG Videos 

"JMG is a valuable educational support and partner for the students at Crooked Tree High School." 
Don Heinz, Teacher, Crooked Tree High School in Harbor Springs

"The JMG program helped to give me valuable job skills that have become useful in my workplace."  
Tyler Kuchta, JMG Student, Cadillac Innovation High School

"The quality of the students coming to us from the JMG program has been truly remarkable. They are well prepared, eager, and open to be mentored as they continue to grow and advance their skill sets."  
Tom Gordon, General Manager, Fox Grand Traverse

Jobs for Michigan's Graduates Contact Information in Northwest Michigan 

Cadillac Innovation High School and Wexford Missaukee Career Tech Center
Kim Benz
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Wexford Missaukee Career Tech Center
LeAnne Bush
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Mackinaw Trail Middle School and Cadillac High School
Laura Quist
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Northwest Education Services Career Tech Center (formerly TBAISD)
Northwestern Michigan College
Lisa Baldyga
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Crooked Tree High School and Char-Em ISD
Tracy Beckley
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Pellston, Harbor Springs, and Alanson High School
Marc Svatora
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Boyne City and Boyne Falls High School
Samantha Jones
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Petoskey High School
Cathy Schanski
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Central Lake, East Jordan and Beaver Island High School
Josh Todd
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CASMAN Academy
Sara Keinath
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Jobs for Michigan's Graduates State Website