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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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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.

JAG Happenings in New Hampshire

At times it’s easy to forget that JAG is so much more than time spent in the classroom. The program includes scholarship programs, community service projects, student government and much more. At the beginning of May the JAG-New Hampshire program hosted a Senior Award’s Lunch. 

Jobs for Maine’s Graduates 2012 CDC - "The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live."

This spring Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (JMG) held their annual Career Development Conference at the Civic Center in Augusta. The event gives JAG students an opportunity to participate in competitive events and show case skills in leadership, career development and civic awareness.  These are just a hand full of the skills the students work on throughout the year in the classroom and skills that tie directly to the mission of the JMG program.

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JAG-South Dakota

While Jobs for America’s Graduates has a strong presence in 33 states, every state and its students could benefit from a JAG program. Since its inception, one continual mission has been to grow the JAG organization and to offer services in states that do not currently offer a program. In 2009 South Dakota was one such state.

JAG-Tennessee and the Sonic Job Fairs - A Win/Win for Everyone Concerned

One of the hallmarks of Jobs for America’s Graduates is the partnership between the local JAG programs and businesses in their communities.

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