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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.

 

 

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Jobs for Georgia's Graduates Launches 3-Year Program Partnership in Northeast Georgia

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL), University of North Georgia (UNG) and Hall County Schools today announced a partnership to launch a three-year pilot program designed to significantly improve graduation rates for at-risk students.

They will implement the GDOL’s Jobs for Georgia’s Graduates (JGG) program at Johnson High School in Gainesville, and plan to expand throughout northeast Georgia. JGG is a highly successful school-to-career transition program for high school students who have personal and/or vocational barriers to entering higher education or employment.

JAG-Tennessee Supply Drive for Football Programs Collects $25,000

By Jessica JagloisPublished: July 29, 2016

Link:  http://wkrn.com/2016/07/29/local-organization-donates-snacks-drinks-to-student-athletes-in-need/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Nashville high school football player collapsed at practice. He told his coach at Stratford High School that he hadn’t eaten that day.

Jobs for America's Graduates Announces the Best Results in its History: 94% Graduation Rates and Doubling the Rate Disadvantaged Youth Secure Work

Completing its 35th anniversary year of serving over one million of the nation’s most challenged and disadvantaged young people, Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) announces the results of its services to the JAG Class of 2015.  JAG provides a full 12 months of intensive support after graduation to help ensure a successful transition to work, college, or – for about half the students – both.

JAG-Minneapolis Programming Innovations

·Concurrent Enrollmentat a Local Community College:  Students in the Jobs for America’s Graduates program are able to earn 2 college credits through a local community college as they are concurrently enrolled in a job skills course.  The 37 Core JAG competencies align with the job skills course content.  The professor of the college course serves as a mentor to the JAG Specialists.

Delaware Town Square Q&A

"Nicole Poore on Creating the Pathway to Jobs for Delaware Graduates"

May 31, 2016 by Chloe Hudson

Coffin Skateboards: A JWVG Success Story

by W. Brent Sturm

Copyright © 2016 by Jobs for West Virginia’s Graduates, Inc. – All rights reserved.

Jobs for Washington’s Graduates Foundation Announces Its Executive Director

Jobs for Washington's Graduates is pleased to announce that Leslie Schmitz has joined the Jobs for Washington's Graduates (JWG) Foundation as Executive Director.  Schmitz has over twenty years of experience in corporate, government, academic and not-for-profit sectors and has expertise in strategic planning, development/fundraising and project management. 

Expect Outcomes of State Expenditures

OP-ED by Liz Dupont-Diehl and John Emra | May 6, 2016
 

Youth unemployment is at a record high, especially for urban and minority teenagers, and we know this impacts their lifetime earnings and prospects. Yet at the same time, AT&T and other businesses are struggling to find workers who have the mindset, habits, and skills to help us succeed.

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