Jobs for America’s Graduates Continues to Deliver on Most Aggressive Set of Strategic Goals in our History

The JAG Board of Directors approved our most aggressive set of strategic goals in our history – Youth Opportunities and Outcomes 2024 (YOO24) 3-year strategic goals represents our most aggressive goals in our history and aims to create equitable opportunities for more young people at their time of greatest need, while providing an advantage for … Read more

JAG Recognizes “5-of-5” State Affiliates, Outstanding Specialists, High Performers, and Peak Performers During the National Training Seminar in July

During the 39th Annual National Training Seminar (NTS) last week in Las Vegas, Nevada, 650 JAG Specialists, managers, trainers and administrators from across the United States came together to gain inspiration, deeper skill sets, and a more robust professional network. This year’s theme was Game On: The Power of Winning Together. The JAG Model and … Read more


Original source: News Release via Department of Labor  WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the selection of the initial cohort of 207 officials and organizations chosen to serve as Apprenticeship Ambassadors to share their experiences and collaborate with the department to champion apprenticeship opportunities. In November 2021, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh announced … Read more

Workforce Pathways for Youth Winners

Jobs for America’s Graduates in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration is pleased to announce five new sub-grantees for the Workforce Pathways for Youth program.  The new states will be joining five existing sub-grantees in serving youth who face significant challenges, to help them reach economic and academic success. The … Read more

Jobs for America’s Graduates National Network achieved, once again, some of the best results in our history for the Class of 2021

Alexandria, VA–Jun. 13, 2022—Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) today announced the placement data for the JAG Class of 2021. The Jobs for America’s Graduates National Network achieved, once again, some of the best results in our 41-year history. The data showcases the truly extraordinary work of the frontline staff through JAG’s history and JAG’s commitment … Read more

Ken Smith Scholarship Winners Announced

The Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship Fund and the Smith Scholars Program were established by the JAG Board to recognize the extraordinary leadership and service of the President and Chief Executive Officer of JAG, Inc., Kenneth M. Smith. Since 2009, the Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship Fund has awarded 314 scholarships for a total of $471,000 for … Read more

2022 Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship

Hey JAG Seniors! Congratulations on all you have accomplished as you prepare to graduate! Do you plan to further your education in the fall? Would you like to have $2,000 – $10,000 for college expenses? If the answer is “yes,” apply now for the Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship! The Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship Fund and … Read more

South Dakota 2022 State of State

  Education The pandemic was very hard on schoolchildren across this country. South Dakota was recently ranked first in the nation for the least amount of learning loss among students during the pandemic. Because our students were in the classroom for all of last school year, our kids saw positive outcomes in their learning. In … Read more

Principal® Foundation Pledges $24,500 to Jobs for America’s Graduates – Kentucky Emergency Relief Fund to Support Storm Victims

ALEXANDRIA, Va. December 18, 2021 — Today, Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG), a national nonprofit serving 75,000 youth across 1,500 communities in 40 states, is recognizing Principal Foundation for supporting Jobs for America’s Graduates Kentucky (JAG KY) through an Emergency Relief Fund with a pledge of $24,500. The donation will directly benefit relief efforts to … Read more