JOBS for AMERICA'S GRADUATES
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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.

 

 

Maine Voices: Keep a Great Thing Going for Students and Support Jobs for Maine’s Graduates

By David Galin and Chris Howell
Special to the Press Herald
March 24, 2014

The need to educate and train the next generations of Maine workers is well established. Our workforce is aging, and employment opportunities call for knowledge and skills beyond our current high school graduation requirements.

Across the state, educators and community members are working to advance local efforts to increase understanding and build connections between public schools and private enterprise to help deepen and broaden the learning experience for students.

JAG and TherapyWorks’ Partnership

The Rio Grande High School’s JAG program is proud to announce a unique opportunity in partnering with TherapyWorks, Inc. This opportunity may well expand into benefiting the whole Rio Grande community to collaborate with international lecturers and authors, who happen to live in Albuquerque. Kristine Moore, the JAG Specialist, summarizes by sharing, “The students are taking ownership of their job responsibilities and are working together as a cohesive team.” 

Lobbying For iJAG

Last March the Iowa JAG program ( iJAG) faced a cut in funding of close to a million dollars. Each year JAG programs face budget cuts and compete for funding from public and private sources. The students enrolled in the JAG programs are the most powerful influence when lobbying for funding from state legislatures. The iJAG students recently had an opportunity to witness the legislative process and to assist in the task of securing additional funding for the iJAG programs.

Jobs Program Needs More Funding, Support

Written by:  Governor Phil Bryant (MS) and Mayo Flynt, President, AT&T-Mississippi 
ClarionLedger.com 
February 15, 2014
 
For any family or individual, a good job can mean everything. Ultimately landing that job starts months, and even years, in advance. Whether it is a child’s earliest learning at home, elementary and high school education or workforce training, the foundation for success is laid long before a potential employee walks into an interview.
 

Graduation Matters

Every JAG program comes up with events that fit their community and their individual programs. In most cases the JAG students participate in mentoring activities. Some partner with pre-school or elementary school classes. Younger children always think their older peers are “cool”. They look up to them. In the small town of Hot Springs, Montana the JAG program hosted the inaugural event in what they hope will become an annual tradition.

2014 National Training Seminar

JAG is pleased to announce that the 2014 National Training Seminar will return to Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida July 14-18, 2014. Please use the link below to access information regard the National Training Seminar.

2014 National Training Seminar

Alfond Foundation Gives $600,000 Challenge Grant to Jobs for Maine’s Graduates

Kennebec Journal
Thursday, February 6, 2014

The grant will help the program, which prepares middle and high school students to prepare for continued education, expand and open new programs in Fairfield and Dexter.

By Amy Calderacalder@centralmaine.com
Staff Writer

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s State of the State Address Features JAG-Kansas

January 15, 2014
The Kansas City Star Ÿwww.kansascity.com      

In Governor Brownback’s State of the State Address, he recognized a major education initiative to serve young people in high school that might otherwise“fall through the cracks”.  The statewide program, led by Matt Fearing, was launched in the fall of 2013 in 25 schools. TANF is the primary source of funding for the statewide program.

Governor Brownback acknowledged the JAG program in his address which can be read or watched below:
 

JAG-Kansas Senior at Turner High School in Kansas City Wins Trip to National Student Leadership Academy

Source: The Booster; Author: Stephanie Gonzalez

Jaziel Sandoval won this trip by writing a 5oo-word essay on how to be a leader.  He placed first in JAG-Kansas competition and was awarded an expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.  "The only thing I paid for was one lunch," Sandoval said.

Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) is an organization taken as a class that offers skills to students to prepare for real world jobs. Jaziel Sandoval, one of the many students who took the class, was elected vice-president of the JAG Turner High School Career Association.

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