2012 Annual Report - "Success Against the Odds!"

Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is a national state-based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preventing dropouts and securing job and college success for young people who possess a multitude of barriers to success to be eligible for JAG Program services. Since 1980, JAG has delivered consistent, compelling results – helping nearly 950,000 young people to stay in school through graduation (or completion of a GED), pursue a postsecondary education and/or secure quality employment that leads to career advancement opportunities. This Annual Report is dedicated to the students served by the nearly 900 highly professional and well-trained JAG Specialists who work tirelessly, creatively and persistently to identify the right young people with barriers to academic, personal and/or career success; deliver engaging and effective outcomes-based JAG Model services; and, achieve extraordinary “success against the odds!” JAG is a life-changing experience for those fortunate to be selected in a program that is customized to fit the needs of its participants.

DeVry, Inc., sponsor of this 2012 JAG Annual Report, is a global provider of educational services and one of the largest publicly held education organizations in the world offering a wide array of programs in business, healthcare and technology. DeVry serves students in secondary through postsecondary education and is helping at-risk young people overcome barriers to graduation from high school and become college and career ready. We very much appreciate DeVry’s sponsorship of the 2012 JAG Annual Report!

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Annual Report

The 4-color, 44-page report is packed full of events, people, data and information that document the extraordinary impact of JAG Model programs on the 43,153 participants served in 878 programs in 33 states in 2012.  The following are highlights of the 2012 Annual Report.

  • Special Reports:  JAG Chair, Co-Chairs and President
  • DVD Promotion:  “Special Voices of JAG”.  Excerpts from JAG Leaders—Markell, Caruso, Sampson, de Jongh, Jr., Behrens, Bullock, D’Ambrose, Barbour  (YouTube Link provided for 10- and 3-minute DVDs)
  • Number of Programs:  878—81% are high school JAG Model programs
  • Total Students Served in 2012:  43,153 in 33 states
  • Total Organization Revenue:  $43,829,194
  • Average Cost per Participant:  $1,470
  • Page 17:  Research Highlights—Impact of JAG on Post-High School Employment Rates
  • Page 18:  Performance Outcomes—Classes of 1990 to 2011
    • Graduation 22-Year Average Rate:  91%--Highest Annual Average:  94%
    •  Positive Outcomes 22-Year Average Rate: 77%--Highest Annual Average:  83%
  • Page 24:  JAG Partnerships—Walmart Foundation, McDonald’s, HR Policy Association, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Maximus, AT&T Foundation, Delta Regional Authority, Regions Bank, Bureau of Indian Education, National Urban League, Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies, and List of Top 10 Employers
  • Page 25:  JAG Investors for 2012
  • Pages 27-35:  JAG National Events in 2012—National Leadership Awards; National Leadership Academy, Sixth Annual Thought Leader Event, and 29th Annual National Training Seminar
  • Pages 36-37:  2012 Smith Scholars—includes essays from selected Scholars
  • Pages 38-43:  2012 JAG State Organization Profiles with photos

Best wishes in gaining the greatest benefits from the 2012 Annual Report.

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Annual Report


betty.hawkins wrote:

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 13:29

Thank you for featuring Perry Washington in the Spotlight Section of the Smith Scholars. I worked so hard to prepare Perry for the real world after graduation(Follow up). Compassion and hard work equal success.