HD Karns Innovations Academy students participate in JAG-K

Aydan McKinney, Dontrell Hush, Charles Seamans, JAG-K Specialist Tyra Marteen, and Quamir Davis stand in front of the Brown v. Board of Education Mural on the third floor of the statehouse.

Four HD Karns Innovations Academy students were among more than 300 participants of Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) from programs across the state.

They visited the Kansas Statehouse for JAG-K Day at the Capitol. On Feb. 10, Governor Laura Kelly signed a proclamation designating Feb. 10 as “JAG-K Day at the Capitol.” Students had the opportunity to tour the statehouse, meet with legislators, and sit in on house and senate sessions.

“Civic awareness and leadership development are two important aspects of the JAG model, and JAG-K Day at the Capitol is the perfect teaching event for those two competencies,” JAG-K President/CEO Chuck Knapp said. “The Kansas Legislature and Governor Kelly have been strong supporters of JAG-K, and this is an excellent opportunity for our students to thank them, encourage their continued involvement, and to learn about Kansas government at the same time.”

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