Jobs for Alabama’s Graduates – JAG


JAG logoInstructor: Anita Nation

Serving 70,000 Participants
26 State Affiliates
450,000 Participants since 1980
Jobs for Alabama’s Graduates (JAG) is a school-to-career program for high school youth. JAG’s mission is to keep young people in school-based and work-based learning experiences that will lead to career advancement opportunities or to enroll in a post-secondary institution that leads to a rewarding career.
 Jobs for Alabama’s Graduates students traveled to Florence on March 3 to compete in the 7th annual North District Career Development Conference where they earned top awards in several categories.  Elizabeth Isler took 1st place in the Employment Interview and Jayden Trotter, Becky Augustyn, Sammy Kidd, and Levi Stanfield took 2nd Place in the JAG Bowl quick recall event—these students will advance to the State Finals in Birmingham on April 6.  Other awards included: Harley McGahee 3rd Place Decision Making; Paige Hardline, Hillary Hicks, and Rhonda Roberson 4th Place Creative Problem Solving.

The Cherokee County JAG program was awarded 2nd Place in the Students for Service Event in recognition of their outstanding community service in 2014-15.  JAG Chapter President, Marissa Hayes, worked tirelessly to put together the Chapter’s Students for Service Scrapbook highlighting the JAG service projects including working with the Family Care Center, the Cherokee Crisis Center, the CES library, the Recreational Outreach Center (ROC), and the Extended Family for Kids program.

Giving back to the community is a just one aspect of the JAG program that focuses on preparing students for life and work.  The vision of JAG is to make a measurable difference in the outcomes of public education and workforce development systems at the national, state and local level by increasing opportunity and reducing poverty and unemployment. Alabama’s JAG students learn to conduct effective job searches, set long-term academic goals, manage time more efficiently, and practice good human relations skills with employers and co-workers.

To find out how you can become a JAG partner, contact JAG Specialist, Anita Nation, at

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