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Legislative Day


Legislative Day is our annual event focused on giving youth an opportunity to learn about the state government. Youth from around the state had the opportunity to meet with local legislators to share their experiences in the JMG program and advocate for their communities. This year, Legislative Day will be held in Lansing on February 22.

Legislative meetings are a premier opportunity for Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) youth to tell their story, voice their opinion, and practice the success skills they have been learning through JMG. For many JMG youth, this was an empowering first experience speaking to their local elected officials, providing them with the opportunity to make their voice heard.

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2022 Day 1 Pictures

2022 Events 

Change Makers: Empowering YOUth through Civic Engagement

Coffee with a Purpose

Explore Public Service and Careers in Social Work, Natural Resources/Environmental Protection, and EMTs & Paramedics

Employer Engagement

2022 Day 2 Pictures

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Arriya Douglas
GST Michigan Works!
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“Meeting the legislators in Lansing was a great opportunity, and I was excited to be able to participate. It made me proud that I was able to both represent myself and ask important questions. I realize that legislators are just like us, with goals and ideas that they would like to achieve for the good of our community. This is an experience I will always remember.” 

Christian Dunn '20
GST Michigan Works!
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My favorite memory of JMG was going to Legislative Day in Lansing. I was able to present an award to my senator and was able to meet other JMG participants from around the state. Thank you to our legislators for their continuous support of the JMG program. I wouldn't be where I am today without JMG.

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Bianca Lopez
Hartford High School
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“My original career goal was to be a criminal investigator, but after Legislative Days, I want to consider a career goal in politics. I loved the idea of sharing my own opinion to make my state a better place.“

Empower Youth Voices

2022 Legislative Champions


Youth participants honored four elected officials from around the state with the JMG Legislative Champion Award, an annual recognition for ongoing support of the work of Youth Solutions that helps young people succeed in education, employment, and in life.

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Recordings from 2021 Careers in Public Service Month


Michigan State Police Career Exploration


February 26, 2021


Careers in Public Service Panel Discussion


February 23, 2021


Legislative Welcome Event

February 16, 2021


Youth Leadership Development and Civic Engagement

February 8, 2021

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

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