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WE SERVE THE STUDENTS OFTEN OVERLOOKED

There are thousands of Alabama students who face stifling challenges on a daily basis. Homelessness, basic reading deficiency and incarcerated parents are just a few of the 33 barriers that JAG-eligible students battle.

Jobs for Alabama’s Graduates (JAG) engages students in those difficult circumstances and prevents them from dropping out of high school by equipping them with academic, professional, and leadership skills. Through our intentional approach, JAG has seen a 98.38% graduation success rate of students who were once destined for dropping out.

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Lifetime Impact

We Provide Educational Support and Success Strategies for Alabama’s Highest At-Risk Students

We Believe In Empowerment and Opportunity Through Education

The lifetime cost of one dropout to taxpayers is $292,000 and an incredible future potential that is unrealized. This is unacceptable. In the 2016-2017 school year, public and private partners provided $1.8 million in funding for JAG programs across Alabama helping 303 out of 308 JAG students reach graduation, secure a meaningful job, and get a strong start in life. That’s a return on investment of $96 million. We can do more for Alabama’s students and we invite you to help us make graduation a reality for every Alabama student.

Breaking Down Barriers To Success

We provide support for the students who are up against difficult barriers that limit them from reaching graduation and their career goals. We pair students with a JAG Specialist and 35-45 other students all striving towards the same goals: earning a high school degree, securing a quality, entry-level job, and/or pursuing post-secondary education. Our specialists provide individualized instruction to equip each student with the right tools needed to succeed for generations to come.

We Are a Team of Passionate Go-Getters

Educators raise our children as much as parents do. We have over 31 JAG Specialists who pour themselves into caring and investing in children they don’t even call their own. They are a committed group of leaders making a huge impact in their corner of Alabama.

We Don’t Rest On Our Laurels

We currently operate 27 programs serving over 1,000 students statewide, and there is so much room for growth. Yes, we surpass the national averages, and yes, we have a graduation success rate in the 98th percentile, but we fundamentally believe the best is yet to come…

Data-Driven Dropout Prevention

Surpassing National Averages Year After Year

Graduation Rate of JAG Participants

National Goal – 90%
Alabama JAG Results – 99%

Total Job Placement & Military Service

National Goal – 60%
Alabama JAG Results – 78%

Total Positive Outcomes

National Goal – 80%
Alabama JAG Results – 94%

Total Full-Time Placements

National Goal – 80%
Alabama JAG Results – 95%

Total Full-Time Jobs

National Goal – 60%
Alabama JAG Results – 83%

Statistics from the Class of 2018

Data-Driven Dropout Prevention

Surpassing National Averages Year After Year

Performance Goal

National Goal

Alabama JAG Results

Graduation Rate of JAG Participants

90%
99%

Total Job Placement & Military Service

60%
78%

Total Positive Outcomes

80%
94%

Total Full-Time Placements

80%
95%

Total Full-Time Jobs

60%
83%

Statistics from the Class of 2018

Programs Designed to Increase Success

Explore the Programs That Lead to a 99% Graduation Rate

Group of Educators with the Governor of Alabama
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The Stories Behind The Data

Hear From the Students in our Programs

“When I joined JAG I had no idea that it would be such a great impact on my life. I’ve learned leadership skills, communication skills, and business skills. Mostly I learned to believe in myself, and that I am enough.”

– Tori Harrison, Covington County, Straughn High School

JAG Student Voices: Tori Harrison

When I joined JAG I had no idea that it would be such a great impact on my life. I've learned leadership skills, communication skills, and business skills.

JAG Student Voices: Kierra Hood

My name is Kiera Hood and I consider it a pleasure to share with you my thoughts on our JAG theme this year, “Stop the Drop”!

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Together We Can Make a Huge Impact

Stories of Success

Help Us Prevent High School Dropout & Increase Graduation Rates

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