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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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JAG/JVG student runs into burning building to save residents on Christmas

JAG student, Keon Whitted, was called a Christmas Day hero for running into a burning apartment building to tell residents about the danger.

“I saw the top floor on fire so I jumped the gate and I kicked every door down in that building,” 18-year-old Keon Whitted said. 

Henrico Fire Department Capt. James Mellon said the fire broke out just before noon at the Coventry Gardens apartments in the 200 block of Newbridge Circle.

The fire displaced 16 people according to officials however no residents were injured thanks to the heroism of Whitted.

Board of Directors End-of-Year Meeting

Washington, D.C. ŸNovember 15, 2012

The end-of-year JAG Board meeting was held on November 15 to set the agenda for 2013.  In a very interactive and engaging Board meeting, key decisions were made, including:

2012 National Leadership Awards Events—Best Ever!

2012 National Leadership Awards Events—Best Ever!

Washington, D.C. ŸNovember 14-15, 2012

On November 14-15, we had one of the largest turnouts and one of the most engaging and successful series of Leadership Awards Events in our history.  Nearly 700 were in attendance for our Leadership Awards Reception and Luncheon, led by Governors Jack Markell (DE) and John de Jongh (VI) of our Board of Directors.

2012 National Student Leadership Academy (NSLA) a “Life-changing” Experience!

The 2012 National Student Leadership Academy (NSLA) 418 of our young leaders and 121 Specialists and staff.

An intensive series of leadership development and teaming activities were conducted.  All of the students were able to participate in the Leadership Awards Luncheon.  They also received a special tour of the icons of American democracy and interacted with the senior management of Jobs for America's Graduates.

AgCareers.com Rewards High School Student with Trip to JAG National Student Conference in D.C.

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 lead to sponsorship of the fourth annual essay contest.  Cameron Clement’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. 

“I am the voice of the youth.” The story of Fred Green

There is a school of thought that individuals are born to do certain things. Call it destiny or natural talent, nineteen year old Fred Green would be considered one of these people. Politics is in his blood. Just a year out of high school, Wilmington, Delaware residents recall Green entering the political arena at just 13 years of age.  Now Green is being called Delaware’s first Youth Czar by many.

Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates Success Stories

There are so many success stories each year involving students in the JAG programs around the country, including graduating from high school. And it is always rewarding to see these students recognized. Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates shares the stories of two students enjoying their successes at the conclusion of the 2011-12 school year. Nikki Rutherford earned her GED through the JOG Our Way program and was honored as Adult Learner of the Year and Stephanie Foxworth, also a GED graduate from JOG Our Way was recognized as a young entrepreneur.  

Darius Weems and Jobs for Maine’s Graduates

Up in the eastern corner of the country in Maine, Hauns Bassett a Master Specialist in Jobs for Maine’s Graduates helped to bring a guest speaker to two schools. The speaker’s message was one of inspiration and perseverance.  Middle school students from across the state raised $4,000 in six weeks by selling raffle tickets, bracelets and t-shirts to bring a young man named Darius Weems to speak at two middle schools.  The students were incredibly moved by Weems story.

JAG in Escanaba, Michigan

The Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) programs in Michigan partner directly with Michigan Works! Michigan Works! agencies assist job seekers and employers in their communities. A JAG program was recently implemented in Escanaba, Michigan and in April the Escanaba School Board received an update on the JAG program. The school board members were introduced to JAG's mission of preventing dropouts among young people who are most at-risk, helping them stay in school through graduation, pursue post-secondary education and secure quality entry level jobs leading to advancement opportunities.

2012 Smith Scholars

For the past four years the Jobs for America’s Graduates Board of Directors and Friends of JAG have offered the Smith Scholarships to students from the JAG network. In 2012 the scholarship program saw double the applicants compared to 2011. There were 112 seniors in high school that submitted their applications to be considered for one of twelve $1,000 scholarships. The nominees chosen by the scholarship committee represented ten of the JAG programs from around the nation. The committee was very pleased with the submissions and felt the quality of applicants was exceptional.

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