The Nation at Risk—Again | Opinion

JOHN BEL EDWARDS AND KIM REYNOLDS , GOVERNORS Original article can be found on Newsweek In April 1983, the U.S. National Commission on Excellence in Education, a special commission appointed by the secretary of Education, conducted an in-depth analysis of the state of American education and revealed their conclusions in one of the most memorable titles … Read more

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