JOBS for AMERICA'S GRADUATES
Wishing for the JAG Experience
2014 National Student...
JAG-SC Event Lends Opportunity...
Jobs for America's...
Wishing for the JAG Experience
Carrie (Pixler) Goodheart grad...
2014 National Student Leadership Academy
The 2014 JAG National Student...
JAG-SC Event Lends Opportunity for Agency Cross-Training
On Aug. 6, JAG-SC conducted it...
Jobs for America's Graduates-Kansas
By Jessie Wagoner jessie@empor...

About JAG

Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is a state-based national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who are most at-risk.  In more than three decades of operation, JAG has delivered consistent, compelling results – helping nearly three-quarters of a million young people stay in school through graduation, pursue postsecondary education and secure quality entry-level jobs leading to career advancement opportunities.

 

 

Summer Work in Michigan

For many high school students it’s tough to find summer work. It’s a competitive job market and many businesses prefer to hire workers who are older. That’s one of the advantages of being involved in a JAG program. The Job Specialists can assist in helping students find work both during the school year and during the summer. The JAG students from Benton Harbor High School in Michigan were able to take advantage of a work opportunity through JAG this summer.

Wishing for the JAG Experience

Carrie (Pixler) Goodheart graduated from Pratt High School in Pratt, Kansas in 2006. She graduated on time and her grades were decent but doesn’t feel she had a clear direction for adult life. She is now the director of a new program at Pratt High School that she wishes had been available to her.

2014 National Student Leadership Academy

The 2014 JAG National Student Leadership Academy information is now available. November 20-22 in Washington, DC over 400 JAG students will gather to sharpen their leadership skills, network and tour the Nations Capitol.

JAG-SC Event Lends Opportunity for Agency Cross-Training

On Aug. 6, JAG-SC conducted its annual South Carolina Career Association Leadership Development Conference atWhite Oak Conference Center in Winnsboro.

Attendees included JAG-SC state delegates, which were elected by their peers to represent their school’s interests at the state level, and at least one career association officer from each local chapters.

Jobs for America's Graduates-Kansas

Emporia High School students have a new opportunity to prepare for future employment thanks to a new program beginning this year.

Governor Sam Brownback Named to National Board of Jobs for America’s Graduates

Topeka – Governor Sam Brownback has been elected unanimously to the national Board of Jobs for America’s Graduates. The Governor was named to the board in July and will serve through January 2017.

Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is a national education and employment system designed to improve graduation rates and academic achievement for at-risk students. Currently, 25 Kansas high schools across the state are participating in the JAG program.

Jobs for Florida’s Graduates Alumni Earns Cash to Help Her Pursue a Degree in Nursing

In July of this year Jobs for Florida’s Graduates awarded Abby Shidel three thousand dollars which she will use to assist in paying for college where her plan is to obtain a degree in nursing. The monetary award was given to Abby at the Jobs for America’s Graduates National Training Seminar at the Disney Coronado Resort.

Jobs for Florida’s Graduates Alumni Earns Cash to Help Pursue an Internship in Brazil

Each year Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) hosts a National Training Seminar for the students and staff involved in JAG programs around the nation.  This year it was held at the Disney Coronado Resort in Florida. It was at the training seminar that Jobs for Florida’s Graduates awarded Durseny Nemoran two thousand dollars. Durseny plans to use the award to assist with paying her unsubsidized student loans. This will allow her to accept an internship in Brazil during the 2016 Olympics.

HCHE Job Opening Announcement

The Hartford Consortium for Higher Education (HCHE), in partnership with Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) seeks two JAG Specialists to launch the JAG model in the New Britain School District in 2014-15.

Jobs for America’s Graduates is a national organization working with at-risk youth in schools to improve rates of graduation and post-secondary attainment.

The JAG Specialist is a full-time, benefitted position. Salary range is 43-48K.

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