JOBS for AMERICA'S GRADUATES
Program for At-risk LV Students...
ACT Foundation Announces Six...
Wishing for the JAG Experience
2014 National Student...
Program for At-risk LV Students Wins Grant
By SEAN WHALEY - LAS VEGAS REV...
ACT Foundation Announces Six New Members of Advisory Council...
Sage Zephier of Wagner, S.D.,...
Wishing for the JAG Experience
Carrie (Pixler) Goodheart grad...
2014 National Student Leadership Academy
The 2014 JAG National Student...

About JAG

Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is a state-based national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who are most at-risk.  In more than three decades of operation, JAG has delivered consistent, compelling results – helping nearly three-quarters of a million young people stay in school through graduation, pursue postsecondary education and secure quality entry-level jobs leading to career advancement opportunities.

 

 

Program for At-risk LV Students Wins Grant

By SEAN WHALEY - LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL CAPITAL BUREAU

CARSON CITY — A program designed to help at-risk students stay in school and become successful after graduation has received a $1.25 million grant that will allow its expansion into more Las Vegas area schools.

An organization called USA Funds awarded the grant to the Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates program established by Gov. Brian Sandoval in 2012. The program serves 21 schools in eight counties and has a goal of expanding to 50 schools across the state.

ACT Foundation Announces Six New Members of Advisory Council for Working Learners

Sage Zephier of Wagner, S.D., a 2013 graduate of Wagner Community School and pilot member of South Dakota’s first Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) class, has been named as one of six new members to the new national Working Learner Advisory Council. The ACT Foundation released the names of the six newest members to its 18-person board Sept. 8.

Summer Work in Michigan

For many high school students it’s tough to find summer work. It’s a competitive job market and many businesses prefer to hire workers who are older. That’s one of the advantages of being involved in a JAG program. The Job Specialists can assist in helping students find work both during the school year and during the summer. The JAG students from Benton Harbor High School in Michigan were able to take advantage of a work opportunity through JAG this summer.

Wishing for the JAG Experience

Carrie (Pixler) Goodheart graduated from Pratt High School in Pratt, Kansas in 2006. She graduated on time and her grades were decent but doesn’t feel she had a clear direction for adult life. She is now the director of a new program at Pratt High School that she wishes had been available to her.

2014 National Student Leadership Academy

The 2014 JAG National Student Leadership Academy information is now available. November 20-22 in Washington, DC over 400 JAG students will gather to sharpen their leadership skills, network and tour the Nations Capitol.

JAG-SC Event Lends Opportunity for Agency Cross-Training

On Aug. 6, JAG-SC conducted its annual South Carolina Career Association Leadership Development Conference atWhite Oak Conference Center in Winnsboro.

Attendees included JAG-SC state delegates, which were elected by their peers to represent their school’s interests at the state level, and at least one career association officer from each local chapters.

Jobs for America's Graduates-Kansas

Emporia High School students have a new opportunity to prepare for future employment thanks to a new program beginning this year.

Governor Sam Brownback Named to National Board of Jobs for America’s Graduates

Topeka – Governor Sam Brownback has been elected unanimously to the national Board of Jobs for America’s Graduates. The Governor was named to the board in July and will serve through January 2017.

Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is a national education and employment system designed to improve graduation rates and academic achievement for at-risk students. Currently, 25 Kansas high schools across the state are participating in the JAG program.

Jobs for Florida’s Graduates Alumni Earns Cash to Help Her Pursue a Degree in Nursing

In July of this year Jobs for Florida’s Graduates awarded Abby Shidel three thousand dollars which she will use to assist in paying for college where her plan is to obtain a degree in nursing. The monetary award was given to Abby at the Jobs for America’s Graduates National Training Seminar at the Disney Coronado Resort.

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