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Jobs for Michigan's Graduates 

Special Services for Students 16 to 24 years old

Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) is Michigan’s branch of the national JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates) Program. JMG’s mission is to “equip young adults with the skills to overcome barriers and succeed in education, employment, and in life.” More specifically, the participants in Family Literacy Center’s JMG Program learn soft skills to help them on their journey toward college, trades training, employment, or the military. They learn about things like resume writing, interview skills, personal finances, college enrollment, and financial aid. Each year, the JMG Program at Family Literacy Center supports 50+ students up to age 24 who are earning their GED.

For more information about the JMG Program, give us a call 810-664-2737 or email our JMG Specialists:

Ashley Fanson at  or Katie Chrismer at

How much will this cost me?  There is no cost for our tutoring services.  We are supported through individual donations, community partnerships, and grants. 


The Family Literacy Center can help YOU earn your GED!  Students complete an intake interview and intake testing before being matched with a trained tutor.  Once you have been matched with a tutor you will start working on your specific areas in need of improvement.  Contact the office to get more information or make an appointment.  We also have tutors working in GST MI Works! offices in Lapeer, Sandusky, Caro, Bad Axe, and Owosso. 

Check out the GED check list for more information.


How much will this cost me?  There is no cost for our tutoring services.  Students in our program can take GED Ready practice tests for free when ready.  Additionally, students can get vouchers from the State of Michigan to pay for individual GED tests.  We will help with this process.  We are supported through individual donations, community partnerships, and grants. 

For more information, call 810-664-2737 or email


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JMG Specialist Ashley Fanson joined the Family Literacy staff in February 2020. Ashley's experience is in human resources and student support at the college level. Ashely is a dedicated worker who is passionate about helping the young people in her community. In 2021, Ashley won two state level awards for her work with the JMG Out of School program. 

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JMG Specialist Katie Chrismer joined the Family Literacy Center staff in January 2022. Katie graduated from University of Michigan - Flint in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in the Social Science - Joint Program. Coming to FLC with six years experience in the non-profit sector, Katie is excited to work with students to help them achieve their career and educational goals. 


Jalen is enrolled in the JMG program through the Family Literacy Center. He says JMG is the only thing that helped him through the process of getting into college during the covid-19 pandemic. He would not have known who to contact or how to handle the admission process completely online and navigate financial aid without his JMG Specialist's help and support. Jalen also describes how his specialist helped him apply for a job at Kay Jewelers and prepared him for success in the interview process. She helped Jalen get the right clothes to wear and prepare his resume - and he was hired! Through JMG Jalen explored different career paths including culinary and law enforcement jobs. He ended up enrolling in a criminal justice program and hopes to get into police work after he graduates from college.


"The JMG program is great because it helps students who don't have the support and everything they need to get through college, or even begin college. They helped me with everything from college to other stuff that was going on in life during college, like the clothes for the interview and my resume." - Jalen

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