Jobs for America’s Graduates is a national program with a more than 30-year track record of success in helping more than 1 million at-risk students graduate from high school prepared to pursue postsecondary education or training or obtain employment.
USA Funds® has awarded the following grants to the JAG programs:
The JAG model includes classroom instruction, employability skills, mentoring, career guidance and support, summer employment training, student-led leadership development, job and postsecondary education placement services, as well as 12 months of follow-up services following graduation. The model boasts an average success rate of 94 percent of its participants having received a high school diploma or GED, and more than 80 percent of JAG participants pursue postsecondary education or training, are employed or are in military service following graduation from high school.
The program aligns with USA Funds’ focus on postsecondary Completion With a Purpose by helping students facing significant barriers to high school graduation complete a critical first step on the path to and through postsecondary education and on to rewarding careers and fulfilling lives.