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What is Jobs for Americans Graduates?
What is Jobs for Americans Graduates?

Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is a national program dedicated to preventing student dropout and focusing on pathways to career, life, and college readiness among young people who face significant barriers to academic and career success. 

Over a three decade span, Jobs for America’s Graduates has delivered consistent, results – helping nearly three-quarters of a million students remain in school through graduation, pursue post-secondary education opportunities, and secure quality entry-level jobs leading to career advancement opportunities.


MPS students in grades 11 through 12 are served in the Multi-Year Program Application. The focus in the Multi-Year Program is college/career readiness and work-based mentoring. Therefore, providing proactive career driven support from 11th grade through graduation is our primary objective.  JAG Specialist will provide instruction during the “in-school” phase as well as follow-up support services after graduation.  JAG Specialist are held directly accountable for the 30 to 45 young people in his/her charge. It is the combination of these equally important components, in-school instruction and post-graduation support services, and the consistent results that distinguishes MPS JAG from other school-to-work models.  JAG Specialists focus on the 37 core competency-based modules of the National In-School Curriculum, which provides 370 hours of classroom instruction.