The ninth annual Perry High School iJAG Cookie Walk was held Saturday morning in the PHS Commons, with holiday cookie lovers choosing from more than two dozen kinds of cookies and candies offered at $12 a pound.
The event showcases the PHS iJAG program, founded in 2012. The PHS program is part of the statewide iJAG program and is a member of the nationwide Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) network.
Iowa’s iJAG program began as a school-to-work program for high school seniors and now annually serves more than 2,800 students in 74 schools across 29 communities in Iowa and Illinois.
The iJAG program has mentored more than 20,000 students at the highest risk of disengaging from school or dropping out of school, empowering them with the skills and motivation needed to finish high school, succeed in higher education and excel in the workforce.
All proceeds from Saturday’s PHS Cookie Walk help support service projects and class activities for students taking iJAG classes at PHS.