May 19, 2011 11:21 ET

Media Advisory: National Policy Leaders to Make Recommendations on Boosting Academic, Economic Success for High-Risk Youth

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Deliver Keynote Remarks

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - May 19, 2011) - U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan will deliver the keynote remarks at the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) fifth annual National Thought Leader Event.

The 2011 event is focused on developing specific recommendations for the nation's new leaders about what can be done -- particularly at the state and local levels -- that can make a decisive difference in boosting academic and economic success for high-risk youths. Participants will also discuss and offer opinions on the re-design of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the Workforce Investment Act, and the Carl Perkins Act.

JAG's fifth annual National Thought Leader Event

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Secretary Duncan will deliver the keynote address between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

Columbus Club, Union Station,
50 Massachusetts Ave., NE,
Washington, D.C. 20002

Delaware Governor Jack Markell, Chair of the JAG Board of Directors, will host the event along with the following co-hosts: the National Urban League; the National Council of La Raza; and the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. For more information or to register, please contact Brittany Brewer at (703) 706-9654.

Media interested in attending should contact Jason Baran at (609) 683-2428 or

About JAG
Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) is a non-profit organization that just celebrated its 30th anniversary with a proven track record of helping at-risk young people graduate from high school and make successful transitions to postsecondary education or meaningful employment. JAG has served over 800,000 youth and is currently assisting 42,000 young people in over 800 high schools, middle schools, community colleges, and other learning locations in 32 states to achieve academic, career and life success. For more information about JAG go to

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