JAG-Kansas Celebrated for Class of 2014 Extraordinary Achievements

Governor Sam Brownback on September 23, 2015 visited Turner High School in Kansas City, Kansas, to herald a program that prepares at-risk youth for postsecondary education and employment. The Governor met with participants in Jobs for America’s Graduates–Kansas (JAG-K) at Turner High to see how the program teaches job and life skills to at-risk middle and high school students and counsels them in career and education paths.

Jobs for Michigan Graduates Makes Difference for Students

As we’re working toward attracting and retaining talent in our region, one of the most vital components is focusing on our youth – the workforce of tomorrow. This requires partnerships in the region and commitment to not only sustain these partnerships, but to continue their growth.

That’s why organizations that specifically target young people like Job’s for America’s Graduates – and locally Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates – are so necessary. They not only assist youth but specifically at-risk youth who may need more guidance than the general public.

Governor Bullock Announces $1 Million Grant to Support College and Career Readiness Programs in Montana Schools

At a celebration at Great Falls High School on September 1, 2015, Governor Steve Bullock announced that Montana received a $1 million grant from USA Funds to support college and career readiness programs in high schools, colleges, and tribal colleges. Bullock was joined by Superintendent Denise Juneau, USA Funds President and CEO Bill Hansen, Jobs for America’s Graduates President Ken Smith, and Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian.

JAG Program Success at Pittsburg (KS) High School

The name of the program is called "Jobs for America's Graduates" or JAG for short. It identifies students at risk of dropping out of high school, then helps them stay in school, graduate, and go right into the workforce. If they chose, they can even go into to college, which is where Ivon Rueda plans to be this time next year.

"I will be the first one to graduate high school and go to college," said Ivon Rueda, JAG program participant.

Asia Hardeman Receives the President’s Volunteer Service Gold Award

A member of the Michigan JAG program and recent Muskegon High School graduate Asia Hardeman's volunteer efforts attracted the attention of many people, including her peers, college scholarship boards and one other very distinguished individual: the President of the United States.

JAG Kansas Recognizes Governor Brownback

In Topeka, the Kansas branch of the Jobs for America’s Graduates program presented Governor Sam Brownback with an honorary challenge coin at the State Capitol Building. In addition, he was presented with letters of appreciation from participants in the program.  The JAG-Kansas program was founded in 2013.

NTS 2015 Program is available!

The 2015 National Training Seminar is almost upon us. We are excited to share the program book for the event, please take a look and familiarize yourself with all of the great opportunities to learn from the best across the JAG National Network. 

Graduating Seniors in Camden Who Overcame are Honored

Jazzmine Wilson of Camden High speaks at an awards program at the Kroc Salvation Army Center for seniors who faced long odds, joined by classmate Taylor Patterson (left). (CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer)

Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff WriterŸPhilly.comŸ ©Copyright 2014 Philadelphia Media Network (Digital), LLC 

Minnesota Public Schools Conducts First JAG Student Leadership Conference!

The 2015 Jobs for America’s Graduates Student Leadership Conference was held at Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota on Friday, April 24th. 

Currently, Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is being implemented in 6 sites within Minneapolis Public Schools.  Sites include: Patrick Henry High School, Edison High School, Heritage Academy of Science and Technology, Volunteers of America High School, PYC Arts and Technology High School, and Wellstone International High School.