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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.

 

 

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An Answer to Dropouts, Youth Unemployment


By BRIAN SANDOVAL and JACK MARKELL
SPECIAL TO THE LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
http://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/answer-dropouts-youth-unemployment
July 22, 2013

Nevada and our nation currently face a daunting challenge that directly affects the ability of our young people to find work: the high number of high school dropouts. In today’s technology-driven world, a high school education is vital to future success.

2013 National Training Seminar Program Book

The Program Book for the 30th Annual National Training Seminar and Pre-NTS Workshops is available for download.

Program Book

JAG Graduate Justin Beck (IA), a Computer Numerical Control Machinist, Credits JAG Specialist for Unlocking His Potential

The day after he graduated from Hempstead High School, Justin Beck started a full-time job as a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinist at Decker Precision Machining in Peosta—no small feat in an economy in which few high school students can find even part-time summer jobs.

But just three months earlier, Justin’s post-graduation plans had been far less clear. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do,” he says. “Judy Simon, Hempstead’s I-JAG Education Specialist, told me about this new advanced manufacturing program.”  He credits her in helping unlock his potential.

Louisiana's Graduation Rate Reaches All-Time High

Bold education reforms result in ten-percentage point increase over the last decade!

Ineffective dropout prevention programs were eliminated….and replaced them with more effective programs, including Jobs for America's Graduates, which has a 95 percent graduation rate.

News 3 Interview with Governor Brian Sandoval

Governor Brian Sandoval describes the implementation and success of JAG-Nevada in the first year of operation.  He described the $1.5 million request to the state legislature to expand the number of JAG-Nevada programs over the next two years.  Governor Sandoval describes taking part in the Initiation and Installation Ceremonies held in the test sites.

 

 

 

Dontel Watkins hopes to fulfill NFL dreams with Tennessee Titans

Dontel Watkins, a former Jobs for Tennessee Graduates' student at Antioch High School and graduate of the Class of 2008, signed as a free agent with the Tennessee Titans.  Dontel, like many other JTG graduates, will be striving against heavy odds to reach his goals but he will have a lot of hometown supporters rooting for him.  He is a determined young man.

Dontel Watkins hopes to fulfill NFL dreams with Tennessee Titans - Written by Jim Wyatt The Tennessean May 1, 2013:

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