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About JAG

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

 

 

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Sandra Strothers Named Executive Director of NJ Chamber Foundation's 'Jobs for New Jersey's Graduates' Program

Dr. Sandra Strothers was named executive director today of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation's 'Jobs for New Jersey's Graduates' program designed to help high school students of great promise develop the skills they need to flourish in college and in the workplace.

ARKANSANS RECOGNIZED AT JOBS FOR AMERICA’S GRADUATES NATIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS EVENTS IN WASHINGTON, DC

Washington, D.C., January 11, 2018 – Two Arkansans were recognized nationally for their outstanding leadership of the Jobs for America’s Graduates program. Chris Masingill and Marylene Tate accepted major awards recognizing their leadership at the JAG National Leadership Awards Events in Washington on November 28and 29, 2017.

Jobs For Maine's Graduates Determined To Help Kids In Need For The Holiday

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (WABI) - Melanie Clark said, "We are shopping for a 9-year-old boy. He loves Pokémon and Minecraft, all that stuff."

More than thirty Jobs for Maine's Graduates or JMG students filled the aisles of the Walmart in Skowhegan. Matt Clark said, "We are working in collaboration with Madison and Carrabec to bring Christmas goods to kids that wouldn't have Christmas otherwise."

Jobs for America’s Graduates and AT&T Team Up to Provide Academic and Career Training in 34 States

Washington, D.C., Nov. 29, 2017 – Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG)and AT&T are working together to help raise the high school graduation rate and support successful career pathways by expanding academic support and providing mentoring opportunities for underserved students. JAG has received a $3.5 million contribution from AT&T to allow the national non-profit to add new schools and/or expand existing programs through its 34 JAG State Affiliates with proven success records of keeping kids in school.

Governor Eric J. Holcomb elected to serve as Chair of the JAG National Board

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb has been elected to serve as chair of the National Board of Directors of Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) beginning January 1, 2018.

 

Jobs for West Virginia’s Graduates Recommended for Grant

On Tuesday, November 14th, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice and Secretary of Commerce Woody Thrasher recommended seven projects totaling almost $3 million in grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Investment Program.  Among the recommendations was $130,000 to Jobs for West Virginia’s Graduates, Inc.

JAG-South Carolina Grad Working to Complete Welding Certification

Briceton Howell is a 2017 Westside High School JAG graduate, located in Anderson, South Carolina.  Briceton has been a member of JAG since its charter year at Westside High School in 2014. 

Briceton experienced a troubled childhood.  His mother was never a stable support system in his life.  His mom left the family when Briceton was in the seventh grade and he then moved in with his grandparents.  Throughout his childhood, he moved a total of 14 times and attended three different school districts. 

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