JOBS for AMERICA'S GRADUATES
Thomas College to Offer First...
31st Annual National Training...
Destiny Shelton Smith...
JAG-Kansas First Year Success
Thomas College to Offer First College-Level Jobs for Maine...
~Program builds on its dedicat...
31st Annual National Training Seminar, July 16-18, 2014
It’s time, begin making plans...
Destiny Shelton Smith Scholarship Awardee
Each academic year, Smith Scho...
JAG-Kansas First Year Success
The Jobs for America’s Graduat...

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.

 

 

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s State of the State Address Features JAG-Kansas

January 15, 2014
The Kansas City Star Ÿwww.kansascity.com      

In Governor Brownback’s State of the State Address, he recognized a major education initiative to serve young people in high school that might otherwise“fall through the cracks”.  The statewide program, led by Matt Fearing, was launched in the fall of 2013 in 25 schools. TANF is the primary source of funding for the statewide program.

Governor Brownback acknowledged the JAG program in his address which can be read or watched below:
 

JAG-Kansas Senior at Turner High School in Kansas City Wins Trip to National Student Leadership Academy

Source: The Booster; Author: Stephanie Gonzalez

Jaziel Sandoval won this trip by writing a 5oo-word essay on how to be a leader.  He placed first in JAG-Kansas competition and was awarded an expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.  "The only thing I paid for was one lunch," Sandoval said.

Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) is an organization taken as a class that offers skills to students to prepare for real world jobs. Jaziel Sandoval, one of the many students who took the class, was elected vice-president of the JAG Turner High School Career Association.

2013 Smith Scholar Elected to Serve as an At-Large Representative of the University of South Dakota Student Government Association

As a freshman in high school, Alexander “Zane” Zephier was elected as the first president of the first Jobs for America’s Graduates program in South Dakota and the Wagner Community School. In December 2013, as a freshman at the University of South Dakota (USD), Zephier took his leadership skills to the next level as one of four students (Zane is the young man second from the right in the black and white sweater) selected to serve as an at-large representative of the USD Student Government Association (SGA).

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.

Pages