2017 JAG Thought Leader Event

Make plans to join us for the JAG Thought Leader Event hosted by Gallup, for an interactive working session as we craft policy and programmatic solutions to urban and rural youth unemployment including: 

  • Ensuring students have essential components/criteria for earning a high school diploma - or its equivalent - in order to become employable and "job ready" upon graduation. 
  • The design of specific policy and programmatic solutions for the unique challenges in both urban and rural areas. 
  • Exploring apprenticeship and work based learning opportunties. 
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM EDT
901 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004

Please RSVP here.

Once recommendations are crafted, they will be taken to Governors, Members of Congress, the Administration, Chief Executive Officers of major companies and trade associations, and leaders from foundations and corporations focused on the youth employment issue. We need your help!


Our Co-hosts include: 

  • The Hispanic Scholarship Fund
  • The National Urban League 
  • The Asian and Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund
  • The Society for Human Resource Management
  • The Council of Chief State School Officers
  • America's Promise 
  • The Rural School and Community Trust


lisa2.jarreau wrote:

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 10:59

Transportation is the biggest issue to youth unemployment and lack of opportunity in the rural community I serve.  The only guaranteed public transportation service ride they have is in a patrol car after they have been sucked into the local vices associated with modern poverty.  Without routine access to jobs, and academic opportunities, because they live miles away in rural regions and cannot rely on others to faithfully bring them to work or school, many youth just fall into the same cycle of the same neighborhood, never really experiencing life outside of their reality.  Rural Communities need buslines or railways to help citizens of all ages meet their commuter needs.