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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.

 

 

Basehor-Linwood Education Foundation Presents First JAG-Kansas Scholarships

By Nico Roesler
Published in Basehor Sentinel, May 7, 2014
Basehor, Kansas

Members of the Basehor-Linwood education community came together this year to present the first Jobs for America's Graduates program scholarships at April's Academic Awards night.

Montana JAG in the Big Apple

Few people ever receive a standing ovation. Culbertson High School senior Elizabeth Hendrickson received two when she was on stage at the SeriousFun Children’s Network Gala in New York City on April 2.

There were seven students invited to perform at the SeriousFun Children’s Network Gala and Elizabeth was one of them.  The benefit was attended by Tony Bennett, Sara Bareilles, Robin Roberts, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Miss America and New York Amanda Mason. 

Honoring Jasmnika Newbern

Jasmnika Newbern of Benton Harbor was named Michigan Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Newbern will be honored during the club’s celebration of Boys & Girls Clubs Week April 14-18.

Announcing 2014 Smith Scholars

The JAG Board of Directors is pleased to announce that 101 scholarship applications were submitted by deserving JAG seniors from seventeen (17) states in hopes of being recognized as a 2014 Smith Scholar.  The JAG Board established two committees to provide oversight of the Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship Fund and the selection of Smith Scholars.  In 2014, applicants submitted the required documentation for the committee members to review and evaluate including:  (1) application; (2) official high school transcript; (3) three letters of recommendation; and (4) two-page essay. 

Congratulations, JMG Career Association at Gentry High School

Gentry High School event winners at the Mississippi Career Development Conference included:  1st place Financial Planning; 2nd place Public Speaking; 2nd place Creative Thinking; 1st place Entrepreneurship; National Football Referee Writing—2nd place $1,000 , 3rd place-$750, and two Honorable Mentions @ $250 each; and 1st place Theme. Congratulations, JMG Career Association at Gentry High School.

iJAG’s Arcade

The Iowa JAG (iJAG) program takes on many projects each year. They fundraise, they volunteer and they have service learning projects that teach the JAG students skills such as teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. One such project that the iJAG students took on was inspired by Caine’s Arcade an internet sensation.

Zuni students shadow local mentors

By Vida Volkert
Gallup Independent Staff writer eastnavajo@gallupindependent.com


ZUNI — It was Monday morning and Myra Halusewa was not in school. The 19-year-old senior had just been dropped off at the Zuni Tribal Detention Center.

JAG-Benton Harbor Specialist Corey Sterling and Benton Harbor Alumnus and Coach Helps Tigers Get Back to State Finals

Adapted from an article by James Gensterblum on March 22, 2014 on highschoolsports.com/news

Benton Harbor coach Corey Sterling knows what playing in the the MHSAA boys basketball state final can do for the players who are lucky enough to get there.   There were seven JAG students who played on the state finals basketball team, including:  Curtis Dawson, Jaton Gunn, Edward Headspeth, Cortez Moore, Malik Hall, Darrell Moss, and Demarcus Rainer. 

Passing Down Kindness

Not many people would take on 500 4th graders. However, this February J.A.G. students from the Prairie Phoenix Academy, an alternative high school in Sun Prairie WI, volunteered two days of their time to mentor the entire local elementary school 4th grade population which turned out to be 500 students.

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