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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.

 

 

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iJAG Student Chosen to Attend OpportunityNation in NYC

Carolina Aguilar, an iJAG Early College Success program student at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), was chosen as  1 of the 100 students selected to attend a nationwide summit, OpportunityNation (www.opportunitynation.org) in New York City on November 3rd -5th, 2011, with DMACC President, Rob Denson.  Carolina was nominated by her iJAG Career Coach, Don Southammavong, at DMACC to attend the summit.   

Worcester JBSG Student Leaders and Specialists Meet with Worcester Mayor Joseph C. O'Brien

JBSG thanked Worcester Mayor Joseph C. O'Brien for dedicating his time and energy to meeting with JBSG student leaders and Specialists and listened to JBBSG opinions. Mayor O'Brien gave JBSG a Proclamation declaring the month "Bay State Career Association Month" recognizing JBSG's long history and dedication to the students in the city of Worcester.

AgCareers.com Rewarded High School Student with Trip to JAG Student Leadership Academy in D.C.

Clinton, NC – Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) and AgCareers.com partnered to excite talented youth about careers in the agribusiness industry.  This relationship has lead to sponsorship of the third annual ‘What Does Agriculture Mean to Me’ essay contest.Sarah Maccaro’s winning essay rewards her with a trip to attend the JAG Student Leadership Academy which was held in Washington D.C., November 18-20.

Governor Jindal Announces Increase in High School Graduation Rates and Decrease in Dropout Rates

BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal joined BESE members Glenny Lee Buquet and Jim Garvey to announce that Louisiana’s high school graduation rate has increased by 3.7 points to 70.9 percent and that the cohort dropout rate has decreased from 17 percent to 14.6 percent between 2009-10 and 2010-11.

The jump in Louisiana’s graduation rate triples the cumulative gain for the prior three years combined. The cohort dropout rate also represents a four point decrease since 2007-08, when it was 18.6 percent.

Students March for Funding for High School Retention Program iJAG

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - On Tuesday, hundreds of Iowans, including Governor Branstad, marched in cities across Iowa for the iJAG program. They want state lawmakers to restore $1 million in state funding cuts.

iJAG is designed to give at-risk students time in school to focus on the issues that are holding them back from success. iJAG or Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates also helps give students job skills, career placement, college help, and job and life skills. But those who benefit from the state funded program say they can’t accomplish those goals with less funding.

JAG College and Career Planning System Launched Nationwide

Phil Harrington, President of Kuder, Inc., announced the five state, 24 program pilot-test was a complete success and that Kuder secured the feedback from JAG Specialists and students to better integrate the Kuder© Navigator System into JAG classrooms across the nation. We wish to extend special thanks to the JAG state organizations and local program Specialists for participating in the pilot and providing such important feedback as we prepare to launch the JAG College and Career Planning System, powered by Kuder, in over 800 JAG Model programs.

Walmart Foundation Invests $800,000 in 19 JAG State Organizations

The $800,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation for 19 of our Affiliates has moved into the implementation phase.  The grant is largely directed to the 19 State Organizations that operate as non-profits (or that have a supporting non-profit dedicated to their work).  The recipients of the Walmart Grant have all begun submitting Implementation Plans consistent with the requirements of the grant, which has two central priorities:

President Obama Recognizes JAG Credentialing Strategy

President Obama recognized Jobs for America's Graduates and two other youth-serving organizations that have agreed to establish goals for substantially expanding opportunities for young people to earn skills credentials over the next five years.

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