JOBS for AMERICA'S GRADUATES
Announcing 2014 Smith Scholars
31st Annual National Training...
Delaware Hayes Seniors take...
Zuni students shadow local...
Announcing 2014 Smith Scholars
The JAG Board of Directors is...
31st Annual National Training Seminar, July 16-18, 2014
It’s time, begin making plans...
Delaware Hayes Seniors take Advantage of AT&T Exploratory...
Seniors to the AT&T job sh...
Zuni students shadow local mentors
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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.

 

 

JAG Seniors May Download 2014 Smith Scholarship Applications

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.

Jobs for Maine Graduates lesson in Vassalboro highlights legislative push

Students learning about fiscal responsibility at school an example of programs that could be expanded under new bill.

By Jesse Scardinajscardina@centralmaine.com
Published by Morning Sentinel, January 24, 2014
www.onlinesentinel.com

Savannah, GA Students Prepare Cards for Soldiers

Each year the American Red Cross provides assistance to more than 2 million service members and many of our nation’s 24 million veterans. They support military families, military and veterans hospitals and provide emergency communication across the globe. And once a year, American Red Cross get the joy of delivering holiday getting to veterans, military families and active –duty service members at hospital and installations around the world.

The AE Beach Career Association wanted to provide a welcome “touch of home” for our troops during the holiday.

MyTarius Thomas Story

MyTarius Thomas, a 2011 graduate of Leesville High School in Leesville, Louisiana,
was asked to share his story at the 2013 Louisiana State Leadership Conference.
Unfortunately, he was scheduled to report to U.S. Army basic training  at Fort
Sill, Oklahoma on the day prior to the conference.  His JAG Specialist, Mrs. Alice
Guess, talked with his mother, Mrs. Lisa Thomas, and suggested that MyTarius
be interviewed and video his story.  The video was received the day before the

Cox CEO Gets National Award for Helping Students Prep for Work

An Orangeburg manufacturing leader on Wednesday received national recognition for his commitment to helping the state’s high school students prepare for success in the workplace.

Mikee Johnson, chief executive officer of Orangeburg-based Cox Industries Inc. and South Carolina Workforce Investment Board chairman, was selected as the winner of the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG)-National Workforce Development Leadership Award.

Governor Pence Named Vice Chair of National Board of Directors for Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG)

Indianapolis, IN – Governor Mike Pence was recently named Vice Chair of the National Board of Directors for Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG).

A social experience: Paris student with Asperger's earns way to conference

It was just a few years ago that Todd and Kim Monroe's son Jordan could barely communicate both in writing and orally and his parents wondered how he would ever be able to have the typical teenage life.

JAG hopes to help at-risk youths continue education

With a mission to focus on the labor market for teens, minorities and low-income youth, Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG), founded in 1980 by former Delaware Gov. Pete DuPont, is a nonprofit organization aimed at helping the youth, particularly at-risk youth, to stay in school, pursue post-secondary education and land jobs that lead to various career opportunities.

As of September, the national program has moved to Pennsylvania and the JAG Pa President, Anthony Powell, is enthused for its work throughout the state.

Selling Del’s Popcorn and Caramel Apples is a Pretty Sure JAG Fundraiser!

The Jobs for America’s Graduates class — JAG for short — at MacArthur High School had no problem, once they settled on those items for their fundraiser, and they raised $150. The money was to buy “JAG swag”: shirts identifying them as members of the JAG class.

“It’s for kids who have barriers, academic or personality or family at home,” said junior Lanyia Cooper. “It’s to get them on track and help them plan. It’s kind of like a family. We’re encouraging each other and helping each other out.”

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