Several students in the Job’s for America’s Graduates (JAG) program are helping to promote literacy among the homeless.
Students were given approximately 40 books, ranging from elementary level to adult reading. Students were then tasked to select a homeless shelter or community location where services are available for the homeless and deliver those books.
Knox High School is one of the schools that participates in the JAG program. The educational program is dedicated to helping at-risk students overcome barriers to high school graduation.
Each year, JAG students work on a community service project and this year the Indiana Department of Workforce Development requested that helping the homeless be on the list of service learning projects.
The administrator of the Center for Workforce Innovations received a large donation of books and the project to help promote literacy in homeless communities was initiated. The books were sanitized and packaged with each book receiving the JAG logo.