Programs Designed to Increase Success
JAG is unique in that it serves students often overlooked. JAG-eligible students can face up to 33 barriers to success, including circumstances such as incarcerated parents, health problems, homelessness, having a dependent child or children in the home, or having a disability.
Once the students are identified based on their barriers, the JAG Model is implemented by a JAG Specialist who works in-school with 35-45 students all on the pursuit of a high school diploma, a quality entry-level job that leads to a career, and/or post-secondary education.
JAG’s Proven Equation
Turning dropout-bound students into workforce and post-secondary ready graduates!
Just 1 hour per day with a caring adult professional educator with community support leads to 9/10 dropout-bound students successfully reaching graduation with a job, eligible for post-secondary education, or qualifying for military service.
Our programs concentrates on providing students with 87 Curriculum Compotencies and services, including:
- School year and summer programs
- Specialized classroom instruction
- Individual and group counseling
- Employability skills development
- Career association
- Leadership experiences
- Job placement services lead to on-time graduation and a brighter future for students.
By the Numbers…
Our programs have lead to the following impact:
JAG currently operates in 27 schools across Alabama serving over 800 formerly dropout-bound students.
- Return to school rate of 95-100%
In 2017-2018, JAG helped 303 out of 308 at-risk students graduate with a job, eligible for post-secondary education, military service, or combination – a 98.38% graduation rate!
JAG students are employed at a full-time rate 230% higher than 18-20 year olds who were not in the program.