(Dover, DE. – March 21, 2023) — The Greater Dover Boys & Girls Club partnered with Jobs for Delaware Graduates (JDG) this past Tuesday to host a job fair geared towards providing opportunities for employment for high school students. The event boasted more than 50 employers, all looking to hire job-ready youth.Some of the employers represented were: Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, New Castle County Paramedics, Kelly Education, Food Bank of Delaware, Delaware State Parks and the Delaware Division of Labor. “This was a great community event that brought in a lot of families. We had tables for both our Teen and WOWZERS! programs that received a lot of interest. We’re excited that the event was such a success” says Jermane Duncan, Director of the Greater Dover Boys & Girls Club. Students were able to learn more about available positions, grab applications and ask questions of prospective employers. Over 250 students and their families were in attendance at the fair which the Boys & Girls Club and JDG now plan to hold annualy. “With JDG's first county-wide event attracting nearly 200 participants, we wanted to duplicate the effort in Kent County. Tuesday's job fair had more than 300 attendees from Dover and the surrounding communities. We are grateful for our partners who made the event possible” said Chevonne Boyd, Public Relations Coordinator for JDG. About Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware Since 1931 Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware (bgclubs.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 40 Clubs serve 30,000 children and teens through Club membership and community outreach. Located throughout the state, the Clubs also serve military families at the Boys & Girls Club-affiliated Youth Center at the Dover Air Force Base. Clubs provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Boys & Girls Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. To learn more visit bgclubs.org. Follow us bgclubs.org/facebook, bgclubs.org/instagram, bgclubs.org/twitter About Jobs for Delaware Graduates Jobs for Delaware Graduates, Inc. (JDG) is a school-to-work transitional program, dedicated to helping youth reach academic and economic success. JDG is available in 14 middle and 23 high schools, offering weekly in-class instruction, credit towards graduation, leadership development, community service, career coaching, and access to internships, job shadowing, and work experiences. More than 97,000 young people have participated in JDG programs since our inception, and more than 250 employers rely on JDG for producing enthusiastic, well-prepared, and effective employees. To learn more or to get involved, visit www.jobsdegrads.org.
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