JOBS for AMERICA'S GRADUATES
Gov. Jay Nixon visits Kennett...
GoDaddy Supporting Jobs for...
A Perfect Cure
Michigan’s Manufacturing Day
Gov. Jay Nixon visits Kennett High School to meet with students...
Kennett, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon...
GoDaddy Supporting Jobs for America’s Graduates 2014 National...
Support will help JAG reach mo...
A Perfect Cure
  HCA's John Steele -- HR...
Michigan’s Manufacturing Day
On October 3rd, Benton Harbor...

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.

 

 

Gov. Jay Nixon visits Kennett High School to meet with students, recognize innovative program that keeps at-risk students in school

Kennett, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today visited Kennett High School to meet with students, teachers and staff and to discuss the school’s successful implementation of the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program, which is designed to keep at-risk students in school to earn their degrees. The Governor, who was named as a member of JAG’s national board of directors this summer, held a roundtable with students participating in the program before speaking to a student assembly at the school.

GoDaddy Supporting Jobs for America’s Graduates 2014 National Leadership Awards in Washington, D.C.

Support will help JAG reach more youth at risk of dropping out

(November 2014) GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small business announced its support of Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) to help at-risk youth graduate from high school and become college and career ready.

A Perfect Cure

 

HCA's John Steele -- HRE's 2014 HR Executive of the Year-- is breathing new life into an organization that has seen its share of challenges and change.

By Mark McGraw
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A lot can happen in 20 years, and it certainly has in the nearly two decades that John Steele has spent with the Hospital Corporation of America.

Michigan’s Manufacturing Day

On October 3rd, Benton Harbor and Bridge Academy Michigan JAG students took part in Kinexus’ second annual Manufacturing Day.  The day included tours of Mach Mold and Gaishin Manufacturing. The students also spent over an hour talking to exhibitors, which included manufacturers and educators, as well as career and technical education students, about careers in manufacturing. The event hosted more than 600 people and included two state representatives, two state senators, and Congressman Fred Upton.

JAG Essay Contest Winner Announced

Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) and AgCareers.com partner to share the excitement of agribusiness careers with talented post-secondary students.  This relationship has led to sponsorship of the sixth annual essay contest.  Grant Tarvin’s winning essay rewards him with a trip to attend the JAG National Student Leadership Conference which will be held in Washington D.C. in November. 

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.

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