Jobs for Alabama’s Graduates (JAG) identifies and provides educational support and success strategies for Alabama’s highest at-risk students. We partner JAG-eligible students with our Educational Specialists who mentor, equip, and provide the support needed to graduate and succeed after high school.
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, 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-Alabama is delivered through two model programs: Senior Only and Multi-Year programs. JAG Model programs identify students who are most at risk and possess a significant number of barriers to staying in school (there are 33 barriers that define an at-risk student).
Today, JAG operates 27 programs serving over 1,000 students in grades 9 to 12. JAG wasn’t established to make a small difference; we were established with the vision of making the greatest possible impact on the future of Alabama.