Franklin Pierce Schools recently learned that it was the recipient of a $64,000 grant to support its Jobs for Washington Graduates (JWG) programs.
JWG is a school-to-career program that has a mission to keep young people in school through graduation. The focus is to provide work-based learning experiences that will to career advancement opportunities or to enrollment in a post-secondar institution that leads to a rewarding career. JWG provides leadership development, adult mentoring, employability skills training, and academic intervention.
The funds will support programs at Franklin Pierce High, Washington High, GATES High, Ford Middle, and Keithley Middle.