Round Mountain invests in youth career development

Round Mountain recently entered into a three-year commitment with Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) Nevada, to donate $150,000 for the launch of a JAG program at Round Mountain High School.

JAG is a multi-year program beginning in high school that provides tactical skills and career advice for students preparing to enter the workforce. The program also provides follow-up support for students 12 months after graduation to offer guidance as they enter the workforce.

“Round Mountain is excited to partner with the JAG program to support the youth of Round Mountain,” said Denise Carver, Manager Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility, Round Mountain. “We believe the JAG program will help students receive a solid foundation of skills to prepare them for the workforce in Nevada.”

Thirty-eight students have enrolled in the program and have already started working on resumes, leadership and teamwork skills, and hearing from guest speakers about budgets, volunteerism and career awareness.

“We are very grateful for Kinross Round Mountain’s generous donation to support the development of the JAG program,” said Dale Norton, Superintendent of Nye Country School District. “We have seen tremendous results from neighboring schools with the JAG program, where students have found employment and post-secondary success at higher rates than their peers.”

The JAG program has a 92 per cent participant graduation rate and 35 years of proven success in schools nationwide. The JAG model combines support services, employment readiness and student-led career associations. 

Round Mountain High School JAG Specialist Laura Sims introduces the new program to parents and teachers at a school town hall meeting.

Laura Sims, Round Mountain High School JAG Specialist, discussing resume writing skills with her 8th grade class. These students will have the opportunity to continue with JAG as they enter high school.