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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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Students in Jonesport Shovel for Their Neighbors

Some spots in Downeast Maine got up to a foot of new snow. That means more shoveling. But kids from Jonesport-Beals High School volunteered to help those in their community that couldn’t clear their driveways and sidewalks on their own.

Ellic Mottram, JMG Specialist at the high school says, “This is their day off. They’re outside of school. They could have had the time free to themselves and their volunteering to contribute to the community.”

2017 National Training Seminar and Pre-NTS Professional Development Workshops Registration

Registration has been closed for the 2017 National Training Seminar. If you have any adjustments to your registration please contact Bobby Crandall - bobby.crandall@jag.org.

Registration Costs: 

Pre-NTS (July 10-12, 2017) - $375 per delegate

NTS (July 12-14, 2017) - $400 per delegate

2017 National Training Seminar Announcement

NTS 2017 will be hosted by JAG-Nevada at the South Point Hotel, located south of the Las Vegas Airport.  The registration packet will be posted on the JAG website on or about February 1, 2017.  For planning purposes, the following information will be helpful:

Pre-NTS Professional Development Workshops, Monday, July 10, to Wednesday, July 12, 2017

(Pre-NTS participants should arrive on Sunday, July 9; Pre-NTS concludes by noon on July 12)

2017 National Training Seminar, Wednesday, July 12, to Friday, July 14, 2017

2017 Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship Application

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Since 2009, the Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship Fund has awarded 113 scholarships. Eighty-one scholarships were for $1,000 and thirty-two were for $2,000 for a total of $145,000 in scholarships for JAG graduates. Funding for the KMS Scholarship Fund has come from JAG Board members as well as the Western Union Foundation, Lillian Goldman Trust, Strategic Partnerships and Corporate Education Resources, Inc.

JAG-MN Students - Learned from Our Nation's Heroes

Three hundred Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) students had the privilege of hearing from two Medal of Honor recipients: Captain Florent Groberg and Sergeant First Class Melvin Morris. The decorated war veterans talked with students about decision-making and overcoming all odds.

A Special iJAG Project for a Special iJAG Program

DAVENPORT, Iowa-- Students Central High in James Porter's class are working on a special kind of project for a special program.

The class created and designed album covers using their favorite songs they hear on the radio to best represent themselves.

This class is a part of an Iowa Jobs for America's Graduates,or iJAG class. It is a statewide program offered to some Iowa students as an elective, to help kids figure out what they want to do with their once they leave high school.

JAG Chair Governor Bryant Helping President-Elect Trump with Transition Issues


JAG Chairman, Governor Phil Bryant met with Secretary-Designate of Education Betsy DeVos.

Governor Bryant remarked, "If confirmed, Secretary-Designate DeVos is going to be a great ambassador for educating our children.  As Chairman-Elect of the Education Commission of the States, I look forward to working with the Secretary-Designate to make public education great again in America."

The Senate Education Committee has scheduled a confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVoss, President-Elect Trump's pick for Secretary of Education, on January 11, 2017.

JAG-Montana Class Delivers Christmas Tree

by Caleb M. Soptelean

POLSON – Helping others in need was on the agenda for some Polson High School students this month.

Students in Mark Rochin’s Jobs for Montana’s Graduates class delivered five Christmas trees to needy families last week. The class purchased the trees at a discount from PHS government teacher Bob Hislop’s tree farm, and three students and some staff members delivered them.

“It’s always good doing something nice for somebody,” said senior Justin Young, who delivered the trees with fellow seniors Bryce Henning and Chase Murrin.

Aspen Institute's Working in America

In 2016, the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program held six public discussions as part of Working in America, an ongoing discussion series that explores changes in the structure and culture of work and highlights promising approaches to help low- and moderate-income workers succeed in today's economy. Working in America events feature a diverse set of voices, including those of business leaders, practitioners, policy experts, labor leaders, workers, philanthropists, and academics, and bring attention to ideas for improving jobs and the economy as a whole.

AT&T Investment Assists JAG-MO Students

ST. LOUIS -Students at Normandy High School and Jennings Educational Training School (JETS) are benefiting this year from contributions made by AT&T Missouri. The contributions are supporting the Jobs for America's Graduates program at both schools.

Officials from the two schools and AT&T celebrated the grants in separate events today (Tuesday, December 13) at the two schools. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, who serves as a vice chair on the JAG National Board of Directors, joined the event at Normandy.

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