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Jobs for America’s Graduates-is a multi-year program targeting at-risk high school juniors and seniors. 35 to 45 Students are selected per program to work with JAG Specialists.

The number one goal of the JAG program is for participants to complete their high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma. Students receive basic skill assessment and remediation where needed.

The second goal is the attainment of employability skills. Students are taught 37 core competencies to assure a strong attachment to the labor market. JAG teaches these employability skills and provides opportunities for students to practice the skills needed to enter the job market.

The third goal for JAG graduates is to obtain full-time employment or enter post-secondary education after graduation.

Currently the JAG model is being implemented in 8 schools and one out of School Program:

  • AK Smith Career Center
  • Calumet New Tech High School
  • East Chicago Central High School
  • Gary Roosevelt College and  Career Academy
  • Gary West Side Leadership Academy
  • Hammond High School
  • Knox High School
  • WIRT/Emerson VPA
  • Gary WorkOne (Out of School JAG)