Aisha faced a shattering decision: acquire a husband three times her age (and with three wives already) or forfeit her family and her country. Those were the options her father presented her with in the remote Nuba Mountains of Sudan—one of the most isolated and war-torn regions in the world. She was a 16-year-old from Des Moines. Either choice meant losing her future, her life.
But waiting for her across a desert and an ocean—if she could make it back—was a community of people who would lock arms to fight for her future alongside her.
Our friends at the United Way of Central Iowa have captured the story of a former iJAG student Aisha. Please read more about Aisha here.
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Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) held its 18th Annual Career Development Conference on May 4, 2017 at the FFA Enrichment Center on the DMACC campus in Ankeny. There were more than 220 iJAG students from across the state competing at the event.
Iowa – Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) is thrilled to announce the launch of a recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor, Quality Pre-Apprenticeship program. This is the first statewide quality pre-apprenticeship program.
Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) is pleased to announce the launch of a new leadership development program in the Red Oak Community School District. The new program will focus on 11th and 12th grade students at Red Oak High School. Superintendent Tom Messinger states that the program is a “meaningful learning experience for the student which encourages them to invest and excel in their future.”
This fall iJAG hosted three Leadership Development Conferences throughout the state. The conferences allow iJAG Career Association Officers (our student led organization similar to student council) to learn more about their roles within the association, polish leadership skills, and take action plans back to their classrooms.