Jacey in D.C.

Jacey Royalty, a senior at Central Academy, was selected to attend the National Student Leadership Academy this week in Washington, D.C. 

In order to be chosen for the Student Leadership Academy, Jacey needed to write and deliver a speech about a hero. The speeches were analyzed by JAGKY employees who chose ten students statewide. Additionally, Jacey was selected to be a part of a one-year leadership development program, the Student Leadership Academy. This program, which will be completed on her own time, has Jacey committing to monthly meetings with the group and preparing for group projects. Another opportunity afforded to Jacey is that she has been awarded the state officer position of Vice President of Communications of the Student Leadership Academy.


“This National Leadership Academy conference in Washington, D.C. will allow her to enhance her leadership skills and to network with up and coming students from across the nation. She's put in a lot of hard work to get here and will continue to work hard the entire year, '' states Adrian Roberts, Jobs for America's Graduates High School Classroom Instructor.

In addition to leadership development, JAG participants will explore our nation’s Capital, visit with leaders on Capitol Hill, participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, and sightsee during the twilight monument tour.

Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is a state-based national non-profit organization dedicated to supporting young people of great promise. JAG is delivering the best results in its 40-year history, while serving youth who face significant challenges, to help them reach economic and academic success. 

JAG KY is an affiliate of Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG), www.jag.org, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reconnecting students academically by helping them overcome barriers to graduation and helping them transition into postsecondary education, the workforce or the military after graduation.