PRESS RELEASE – 8.12.15
Archer Daniels Midland Company recently donated $25,000 to Jobs for Washington’s Graduates (JWG). The donation will go toward improving graduation and employment rates for low-income and disadvantaged students enrolled in the JWG program statewide. Funds will be used to purchase computers; items needed for employment such as interview clothing and bus passes; and pay for college and career-related field trips providing experiences outside the classroom that build the foundation for success after graduation.
”ADM’s partnership is critical for the success of our students. This generous donation will open doors for hundreds of youth that otherwise face limited opportunities,” said Kim Browne, Executive Director of Jobs for Washington’s Graduates.
Jobs for Washington’s Graduates is a drop-out prevention and workforce readiness program that helps at-risk youth overcome barriers, enabling them to graduate from high school and successfully transition to post-secondary education and quality entry-level jobs. JWG students receive intensive career and job readiness preparation, leadership development, school-to-work transition services, academic remediation, and college placement services, including ongoing support for a full year after leaving school.
Initially rolled-out in 16 Washington schools in 2010, Jobs for Washington’s Graduates has expanded to 44 schools serving 1,200 students in 28 school districts.
The donation was given through ADM Cares. ADM Cares is a social investment program that directs funds to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. The program comprises three distinct focus areas: supporting the responsible development of agriculture, improving the quality of life in ADM communities and fostering employee giving and volunteer activities.
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