This week, about 50 students in the Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates (J4NG) program visited Carson City to learn about civic engagement and leadership. J4NG is an education-based nonprofit organization that aims to help all students, particularly vulnerable students, to achieve graduation and be ready to enter careers or college pathways after high school. The program serves more than 3,300 students statewide.
Students did a tour of the Capitol Building and Nevada Supreme Court, met with elected officials, and sat on the Assembly and Senate Floors. The students ended the day with a meet and greet with Governor Joe Lombardo.
J4NG hosts Legislative Day every other year during the Nevada State Legislative Session, giving students the opportunity to engage with elected officials, ask questions, learn about local government and the impact of civic engagement, and talk to legislators about the J4NG program.
“(J4NG) has honestly taught me to be the person I am today, and I wouldn't be as successful as I am today without this program,” says Skyler Dodd-Bailor, J4NG Student Damonte Ranch High School. ”What I'm thankful about today at the Legislative Building is meeting all of these great congresspeople, the assemblymen, senators, and learning why they're doing what they do.”