2019 National Leadership Awards Events and National Student Leadership Academy

Jobs for America’s Graduates will conduct its Annual National Leadership Awards Event on December 4-5, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. The National Student Leadership Academy (NSLA) begins on Thursday, December 5, 2019, and concludes Saturday, December 7. Further information is available at the Leadership Awards and NSLA Event Page.


Tennessee Governor Bill Lee embraces public-private partnerships and that support was on display at Hassell & Hughes Lumber Company.  During his visit to Wayne County, he toured the Collinwood facility, but first presented Jobs for Tennessee Graduates President and CEO John Dwyer with the $750,000 state appropriation formally approved by state lawmakers in May.  Several … Read more

Jobs for America’s Graduates program empowers Missouri students to enter the workforce

This fall, 2,000 students in 29 schools across Missouri will be part of a remarkable educational program. It’s called JAG — Jobs for America’s Graduates. JAG has been around nationally since 1979, working with students who have academic potential but who also face significant barriers like poverty, challenging family situations and a history of personal … Read more

Noem visits Wagner, sees program guiding students to overcome challenges

WAGNER — Gov. Kristi Noem sat in a classroom at Wagner High School Tuesday morning, listening to stories from students about their lives. Some students told her about growing up in broken homes. Some talked about family members with addiction issues. The stories were often emotional and highly personal. And they also talked about the … Read more

JAG Class of 2018

For immediate release Contact:JanelleDuray Senior Vice President, Jobs for America’sGraduates 703-706-9645 Janelle.Duray@jag.org Governor John Bel Edwards, Chair of the Board of Directors of Jobs for America’s Graduates, and Governor Matt Bevin of Kentucky, Vice Chair, announced today that Jobs for America’s Graduates achieved the best results in its 39-year history, in serving some of the … Read more

Building Capacity for our Construction Industry…One Student at a Time

Earlier this month, I attended the graduation of 17 students from the third cohort of the Detroit Workforce of the Future (DWF) program. This 16-week program provides juniors and seniors from three Detroit high schools with exposure, skills, and work experience that prepare them for a registered apprenticeship in the construction industry. In addition to … Read more

Favian’s Story

When I was in high school, I didn’t care about school and I didn’t care about my future.  I got behind in grades and credits and found myself in a predicament the first two years of high school. Then, as a junior, I joined JAG. JAG was exactly what I needed – I began changing … Read more

“Let’s Help Nebraska”

The Royal Valley High School JAG-K program completed a community service project-based learning application the first week of April. The idea was student created and led, saw engagement throughout the community, and was focused on helping a fellow JAG state. In just four days, students gathered and collected supplies and implemented a plan to provide … Read more

Congratulations 2019 Smith Scholars!

Twenty-five (25) JAG graduates were selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship and, more importantly, they will be able to use the designation as having been vetted and recognized as a 2019 Smith Scholar.  This high honor should be included in your resume or when applications request a listing of awards, scholarships, or recognitions.  Only 25 JAG graduates in … Read more