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

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

Gov. Sisolak joins JAG Board of Directors

April 16, 2019 Carson City, NV – Today, Governor Steve Sisolak announced that he has accepted an invitation to join the Board of Directors for Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG), a state-based national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who have serious barriers to graduation and/or employment.Gov. Sisolak joins 16 other current … Read more

Community Builder: Teacher’s pilot food pantry becomes community staple

By Mary King Full Article: http://www.wistv.com/2019/03/27/community-builder-teachers-pilot-food-pantry-becomes-community-staple/ COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – What started as a pilot program to keep people from going hungry has turned into a place of necessity for some people in Lexington School District Four. Every Thursday, you’ll find students in Swansea High School’s Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAGs) program forming an assembly line … Read more

Putnam County School District

Schools Nab Grant to Continue Grad Coaching

By John Shipley Junior Palatka Daily News Source: https://www.palatkadailynews.com/news/schools-nab-grant-continue-grad-coaching Putnam County School District officials announced Tuesday the awarding of a major grant to further develop the Jobs for Florida Graduates program in the district. “I am very proud to announce that the Putnam County School District was recently awarded a continuation of the Jobs for … Read more

2019 Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship Application

APPLY TODAY! Since 2009, the Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship Fund has awarded 154 scholarships. One hundred and twenty-four scholarships were for $1,000 and thirty-two were for $2,000 for a total of $188,000 in scholarships for JAG graduates. Funding for the KMS Scholarship Fund has come from JAG Board members as well as the Western Union Foundation, Lillian Goldman Trust, … Read more