Mt. Vernon students receive award

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Mt. Vernon High School JAG students were recently recognized for a project about self-care. (Submitted photo)

Mt. Vernon High School Jobs for America’s Graduates students have received the Multiplying Good One in a Million Award.

Multiplying Good is an award foundation based in New York that is focused on recognizing and rewarding acts of service that benefit the community.

Some of the JAG students’ most recent projects include Self Care for Both You and Me, which included working with the Rise Above it program, the MVHS Bring Change 2 Mind club, the Goodwill Collect and Connect program and Gleaners Food Pantry.

The Self Care for Both You and Me project started with students wanting to spread awareness about self-care issues in the schools and the community. JAG students educated themselves about mental health from several guest speakers and decided to design mental health-themed merchandise to sell to Mt. Vernon students and staff. Proceeds purchased supplies for the gift packs that JAG distributes at the high school and middle school.

The JAG students also were encouraged to complete their own projects to raise awareness for their cause. Students hung up bright posters with encouraging quotes on the walls of the high school and made a poster with thank you notes for the high school staff, along with many other acts of kindness to raise awareness about the importance of self-care.

The juniors and seniors participating in the JAG program have the opportunity to network and make connections with colleges or potential careers.
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