Gannon University Honors Summer J.A.M. Students

Summer J.A.M. 2015Posted: August 14, 2015

On Friday, August 14 at 12 p.m. the 15 Erie high school students who participated at Gannon University in the Summer Jobs And More (J.A.M.) program were honored at a ceremony in the Yehl Room of Gannon University's Waldron Campus Center, 214 W. Seventh St.

Summer J.A.M. was created in May 2014 by Erie County government, the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority (ECGRA), and The Erie Community Foundation to provide professional development opportunities to Erie County's underprivileged youth. Participants countywide were trained in a variety of fields, including: nursing, construction, marketing, business, information technology, and public safety, and learned soft skills and workplace etiquette.

The 15 students at Gannon received nearly $20,000 in compensation during the summer. Last year, eight students were in the inaugural Summer J.A.M. class.