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Jaguar Jumps celebrates another successful session

Chris Weber
Everyone is getting ready for pizza and cake at the Jaguar Jumps celebration.

By Chris Weber, Phoenix staff writer

The Jaguar Jumps program took a moment to honor and appreciate its students, who were treated to a fun-filled evening of pizza, cake, and games at an end-of-the-year celebration on April 19.

Dr. Novia Pagone, director of the Center for Community Media, spoke briefly at the event along with special guests from various media-related departments at Gov State who were on hand to answer the students’ questions. Some of the Jaguar Jumps students have shown an interest in media production in recent semesters, and guests at the event explained all the different opportunities available at the university.

Gov State’s Jaguar Jumps program provides opportunities for individuals aged 17 and over with intellectual and developmental disabilities to continue their education and pursue employment and independent living.

Originating as a community-based initiative focused on health, movement, and socialization, Jaguar Jumps has evolved into a pathway for academic and workforce development in the Southland region. The program fosters a peer-based community and offers extensive support through various university and community collaborations.

For more information about Jaguar Jumps, contact the Director of Academic Partnerships & Continuing Education, Michelle Sebasco.

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