Jobs for Delaware Graduates (JDG)
Ms. Lisa Hance-Lopez
The Jobs for Delaware Graduates (JDG) is an organization that was established in 1979 as a private, non-profit corporation designed to prepare high risk seniors to transition from school to work. The program founded by former Delaware Governor Pete du Pont is an employment counseling and job placement program for high school seniors not bound for college. This successful program gave birth in 1980 to "Jobs for America"s Graduates," an identical movement currently functioning in twenty some states and foreign countries.
JDG is a program designed especially for seniors. JDG provides students with helpful information concerning how to write a well constructed resume, how to prepare for a job as well as other basic guidelines and suggestions that will help our students in obtaining a job.
JDG focuses on helping students with self and social awareness while promoting academic excellence. As a student"s involvement with the organization progresses, JDG concentrates on career choices and job development. In the final year of JDG involvement, students are placed in the occupation of their choice and are provided the necessary support they need to succeed.