HOUSE MEMORIAL 27
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2023
Art De La Cruz and D. Wonda Johnson and William "Bill" R. Rehm
DECLARING FEBRUARY 9, 2023 "JAG-NM DAY" IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
WHEREAS, jobs for America's graduates-New Mexico, also known as JAG-NM, is a state-based organization of the national nonprofit jobs for America's graduates and is dedicated to preventing young people of promise from dropping out of school; and
WHEREAS, jobs for America's graduates-New Mexico employs an in-school re-engagement strategy to help students at the greatest risk of dropping out to show up, reconnect and graduate from high school, ready for further education, career and life opportunities; and
WHEREAS, jobs for America's graduates-New Mexico is committed to improving graduation rates and preparing graduates to successfully transition into further education and the workforce; and
WHEREAS, the highly trained jobs for America's graduates-New Mexico specialists are full-time classroom teachers who provide academic support, mentoring and professional coaching to jobs for America's graduates-New Mexico students to help them take charge of their own education and get back on track to graduation; and
WHEREAS, over the past eighteen years, jobs for America's graduates-New Mexico has helped to improve the lives and futures of thousands of high school students in New Mexico and currently has programs in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and the Pueblo of Zuni; and
WHEREAS, the jobs for America's graduates-New Mexico program is evidence-based and has proven successful in helping New Mexico students overcome barriers to graduation; and
WHEREAS, the average graduation rate for jobs for America's graduates-New Mexico over the last ten years is ninety-six percent;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that February 9, 2023 be declared "JAG-NM Day" in the house of representatives; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this memorial be transmitted to the executive director of jobs for America's graduates-New Mexico.
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