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Governor John Bel Edwards Visits JAG Program (LA)
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President George H.W. Bush and 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 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.




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.




Dontel Watkins hopes to fulfill NFL dreams with Tennessee Titans

Dontel Watkins, a former Jobs for Tennessee Graduates' student at Antioch High School and graduate of the Class of 2008, signed as a free agent with the Tennessee Titans.  Dontel, like many other JTG graduates, will be striving against heavy odds to reach his goals but he will have a lot of hometown supporters rooting for him.  He is a determined young man.

Dontel Watkins hopes to fulfill NFL dreams with Tennessee Titans - Written by Jim Wyatt The Tennessean May 1, 2013:

Jobs for America’s Graduates and AT&T Team Up to Help Students Succeed

Jobs for America’s Graduates and AT&T Team Up to Help Students Succeed - Support will help JAG reach more youth of great promise

Alexandria, Va., April 23, 2013 – Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) and AT&T are working together to raise the nation’s high school graduation  rate by expanding  mentoring, tutoring and other academic support for students of great promise.

iJAG Student Wins Logo Design Contest

iJAG student, Mike Bernard, from Davenport Central High School, was awarded a $1,350 Scholarship from Quad Cities Career Connections. Mike was the winner of a Logo Design Contest conducted by QC Career Connections. iJAG students in the Quad Cities, as well as East Moline and Rock Island, IL were eligible to participate in the contest. Students could submit up to three drawings, based upon criteria that QC Career Connections provided.

Dr. Cynthia Lovett, Jasmine Kilgore and Briana Allen were active participants at “The Miracle Mile Walk”.  The proud chapter advisor is Dr. Cynthia Lovett.

Cross Creek High School Assists Survivors and Those Living with Cancer

The Cross Creek High School Career Association in Augusta, Georgia demonstrated its compassion by conducting three events which targeted individuals, groups and organizations that assist people who have been affected or who are living with the debilitating disease call cancer.

Governor Sandoval Helped Launch JAG-Nevada Program at Desert Pines High School

Gov. Brian Sandoval celebrated a high school dropout prevention program he helped launch in Nevada at Desert Pines High School on Wednesday night.

JAG/JVG student runs into burning building to save residents on Christmas

JAG student, Keon Whitted, was called a Christmas Day hero for running into a burning apartment building to tell residents about the danger.

“I saw the top floor on fire so I jumped the gate and I kicked every door down in that building,” 18-year-old Keon Whitted said. 

Henrico Fire Department Capt. James Mellon said the fire broke out just before noon at the Coventry Gardens apartments in the 200 block of Newbridge Circle.

The fire displaced 16 people according to officials however no residents were injured thanks to the heroism of Whitted.