SHRM Donates $100,000 To Support Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) Affiliate Assistance Program

For Over 40 Years, JAG Has Helped Vulnerable Youth Achieve Positive Outcomes, Overcome Academic, Economic, & Emotional Challenges  Washington, DC – May 19, 2021 – SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), a company on a mission to create better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together, has announced that it will support Jobs for America’s … Read more


Governors Kim Reynolds (R-Iowa), Governor Laura Kelly (D-KS), Governor Pete Ricketts (R-NB), Governor Steve Sisolak (D-NV) And Missouri First Lady Teresa Parson Among JAG Board Members, Policymakers and Donors Highlighting Non-Profit’s Lead Role in Supporting Students “At High Risk Of Long-Term Hardship” Washington D.C. / Tuesday, May 12th, 2021 – Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG), a national … Read more

JAG National Virtual Press Conference 2021

May 11, 2021 at 2:30pm EDT Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) hosted its first-ever Virtual Governors’ Press Conference on Tuesday, May 11th featuring Governor Kim Reynolds (R-IA) , Governor Laura Kelly (D-KS), Governor Steve Sisolak (D-NV), Governor Pete Ricketts (R-NE), and First Lady Teresa Parson (MO). The attending Governors will be joined by JAG organizational … Read more

Congratulations 2021 Smith Scholars!

Congratulations to the outstanding 33 JAG seniors and 7 JAG alumni, who are this year’s recipients of the 2021 Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship! As a 2021 Smith Scholar, they will each receive a check for $2,000! Sincere gratitude goes out to all scholarship applicants as they shared remarkable stories of growth, resiliency, and triumph through … Read more

In Memoriam of Governor Pete du Pont

By Ken Smith, President, Jobs for America’s Graduates It is with great sadness – and deep appreciation for all he did to bring JAG to life and then to scale – that we report the death of our Founder, Governor Pete du Pont, on May 8. As he took office, Delaware ‎faced multiple crises: the … Read more

An Interview With Gov. John Bel Edwards About Jobs For America’s Graduates

Michael T. Nietzel –  Forbes Senior Contributor Education Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) recently celebrated its 40th year as a national non-profit dedicated to preventing school dropouts and helping challenged young people succeed in post-secondary education and secure good jobs. It’s become the nation’s premier education and job preparation/placement program for challenged adolescents – helping more than … Read more

The man who made JAG possible

By Ken Smith, President of Jobs for America’s Graduates With the passing of former Vice President Walter Mondale, we thought it might be of interest to all of you who were not part of Jobs for America’s Graduates as it was formed in 1979–80 to highlight the crucial role that he and the Carter-Mondale Administration … Read more