AT&T helps Jobs for Virginia Graduates with $10,000 contribution

Funding supports leadership programs for students across Commonwealth

Jobs for Virginia Graduates (JVG) received a $10,000 contribution from AT&T to support Jobs for Virginia Student Leadership Conferences that provide opportunities for students to learn critical job-related skills and to network with potential employers.

“The AT&T funding will allow JVG to reach approximately 500 students in the 2 restructured Student Leadership Conferences next fall. I greatly appreciate the role AT&T plays with its support of Jobs for Virginia Graduates. The company has demonstrated its commitment to the needs of our at-risk students in preparing them to enter the workforce,” said Barry Glenn, president and CEO of JVG.

“Removing barriers to academic success and career growth is a core principle driving our community investments,” said Vince Apruzzese, regional vice president for AT&T in Virginia. “We want to help provide Virginia’s young people with opportunities for growth that will serve us well now and into the future. Supporting JVG is one way to do that.”

JVG is a statewide program for at-risk youth with the mission to identify high school students who face barriers to education, and to guide each one on to a successful path toward continued education, a meaningful career, and productive adulthood. Utilizing the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) Model Programs, JVG delivers a unique set of services including 12 months of post-graduation follow-up services. Through the Senior and Multi-Year Programs, JVG facilitates learning, skill development and community involvement.

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