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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.




Youth Crew Comprised of JAG Students and Graduates Helps MDOT with Important Bounce and Scatter Road Salt Study.

The Herald-Palladium 07/24/2013 Copyright 2013
By John Matuszak, HP Staff Writer

Benton Township—This summer, young people working with the Michigan Department of Transportation and Kinexus have shown that they’re worth their salt.

The workers, ages 16 to 24, with the Kinexus (formerly Michigan Works) Summer Youth Work Experience, have been participating in an MDOT study on how salt is applied to roads that could save millions of dollars here and across the country.

An Answer to Dropouts, Youth Unemployment

July 22, 2013

Nevada and our nation currently face a daunting challenge that directly affects the ability of our young people to find work: the high number of high school dropouts. In today’s technology-driven world, a high school education is vital to future success.

2013 National Training Seminar Program Book

The Program Book for the 30th Annual National Training Seminar and Pre-NTS Workshops is available for download.

Program Book

JAG Graduate Justin Beck (IA), a Computer Numerical Control Machinist, Credits JAG Specialist for Unlocking His Potential

The day after he graduated from Hempstead High School, Justin Beck started a full-time job as a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinist at Decker Precision Machining in Peosta—no small feat in an economy in which few high school students can find even part-time summer jobs.

But just three months earlier, Justin’s post-graduation plans had been far less clear. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do,” he says. “Judy Simon, Hempstead’s I-JAG Education Specialist, told me about this new advanced manufacturing program.”  He credits her in helping unlock his potential.

Louisiana's Graduation Rate Reaches All-Time High

Bold education reforms result in ten-percentage point increase over the last decade!

Ineffective dropout prevention programs were eliminated….and replaced them with more effective programs, including Jobs for America's Graduates, which has a 95 percent graduation rate.

News 3 Interview with Governor Brian Sandoval

Governor Brian Sandoval describes the implementation and success of JAG-Nevada in the first year of operation.  He described the $1.5 million request to the state legislature to expand the number of JAG-Nevada programs over the next two years.  Governor Sandoval describes taking part in the Initiation and Installation Ceremonies held in the test sites.