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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 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.

 

 

Social Innovation Fund Initiative to Reach Thousands Through Organizations in Nine States

In partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund, the Annie E. Casey Foundation announced today that it plans to award $5.4 million in grants over the next three years to help more teens and young adults complete high school and postsecondary education and build paths to careers.

Jobs for Michigan's Graduates Annouces Executive Director

Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates, a statewide program committed to raising graduation and employability rates for Michigan youth, announced today that Kristin Harrington has been named Executive Director. Harrington joined the company’s parent organization (Kinexus) in April 2011 and has played a critical role in ongoing statewide expansion efforts. Under Harrington’s leadership, the organization has increased its statewide impact for total students served by 300% in the past two years.  

Bridger, Montana and the Inaugural Scout Service Day

Bridger, Montana is a very small town in the scope of things but the 205 students attending Bridger Public Schools are a mighty force. When they take on a service project, the benefit is not only to those living in the Bridger community but also to those over 40 miles away in Billings, Montana.

Latest Ripon Forum Looks at the Next Steps in Education Reform

With essays by scholars Frederick Hess & Richard Kahlenberg, Senator Tim Scott, and Jobs for America’s Graduates CEO Ken Smith
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Abraham Lincoln once called education the “most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.”

In recent years, education has also been a subject that has fallen victim to partisan gridlock and political dysfunction. The recent enactment of a plan to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act was a victory over this dysfunction.

JAG Students competing Thursday, how the program is changing their paths in life.

By Lindy Thackston, CBS Indy (original article can be found here)

 

Indianapolis, Ind. (February 4, 2016) - Some Marion County students will put their career development skills to the test Thursday, hoping to win a spot in state competition. This is a special day for the students competing at the JAG Career Development Conference because the were not on the path to graduate or get a job before joining JAG.

American Staffing Association, Jobs for America’s Graduates Partner to Prepare At-Risk Youth for Future Workforce

Alexandria, VA, Jan. 19, 2015—The American Staffing Association and Jobs for America’s Graduates recently formalized a strategic educational and hiring partnership to help prepare at-risk youth from across the nation for their future roles in the workforce.

2016 Ken Smith Scholarship Application - Apply Now!

The Ken Smith Scholarship Fund and The Smith Scholars Program were established by the JAG Board of Directors to recognize the extraordinary leadership and service of the President and Chief Executive Officer of Jobs for America’s Graduates, Inc., Kenneth M. Smith.  The number of scholarships to be awarded is dependent on the donations to the Ken Smith Scholarship Fund.

There may be no more important effort toward helping young people around the world attain good jobs and good lives!

By Steve Crabtree

The future of the global workforce -- and by extension, future prosperity and well-being worldwide -- relies in no small part on establishing better links between jobs and education. That theme resounded strongly throughout the day at Diplomatic Courier magazine's annual Global Talent Summit, hosted by Gallup in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 13.

Program Helps At-risk Nashville Student Carve Path to Success

In the sadness, nothing else seemed significant.

Especially not high school.

How could it be? Her loved ones were being shot at and dying. Her mother was depressed and out of work. Her younger brother was ill and on the cusp of running away.

And amid it all, Nazje Mansfield was left questioning the meaning of math homework when pitted against mortality.

"What is the purpose of continuing life if everyone dies?" she questioned.

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