Young bankers will share their career options with JAG-K students


Participants in the Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) programs at Augusta High School and Wichita North High School will meet with representatives from the Young Bank Officers of Kansas (YBOK) division of the Kansas Bankers Association.

Wednesday. On September 8 from noon to 2 p.m., students will visit the INTRUST Bank Headquarters at 105 N. Main St., Wichita. and learn about careers in banking.

JAG-K Student President Devin Russell-Unger will speak to YBOK members about the benefits of the JAG-K program. Students will hear from several YBOK members talking about their personal experiences in banking.

Then, at the 2021 annual Kansas Young Bank Executives Fall Conference on Thursday, YBOK will hand over a check to JAG-K.

Attendees will include Derek Bailey, president of Young Bank Officers of Kansas; Alex Orel, Senior Vice President of the Kansas Bankers Association – Government Relations; Devin Russell-Unger, President of the JAG-K State Career Association (Augusta High School); Kim Fertig, Director of Employer Engagement at JAG-K.

JAG-K is a multi-year school program for students in Grades 7 to 12 that offers tools to successfully transition students to post-secondary school, the military or directly into the workforce with marketable skills.

Program participants face multiple barriers to success that their Career Specialist JAG-K helps them overcome through a nationally accredited, evidence-based model.

The 501 (c) 3 nonprofit is a state affiliate of the national JAG program network that operates in 40 different states and territories.

It is primarily funded by the Temporary Assistance Block Grant for Needy Families in the State of Kansas, administered by the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF).

In addition to school districts and DCF, JAG-K is partnering with the Kansas Department of Education. Other sources of funding for JAG-K include AT&T, John Deere, Synchrony Financial, Taco Bell, and Walmart.

To learn more about JAG-K, visit, ‘Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas’ on Facebook and on Twitter at @JAG_Kansas.


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