Gannon University Honors Summer J.A.M. Students
Posted: 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.