The mission of Jobs For Tennessee Graduates (JTG) is to identify students who face barriers to graduation, guiding each one toward post-secondary education, a meaningful career, and a productive adulthood. JTG’s purpose is to improve young lives forever.
JTG is an affiliate of Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) and is a non-profit organization. Jobs for Tennessee Graduates is one of JAG’s longest serving affiliates, launched in 1981 under Governor Lamar Alexander. It was exclusively state funded until 2013. Since then, diverse funding sources (school districts, private businesses, and regional nonprofits) have allowed JTG to thrive in 23 schools in 16 counties throughout Tennessee. In 2014, JTG was approved as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which includes a high level board of directors.
Jobs For Tennessee Graduates is proud to be a state affiliate of JOBS for AMERICA’S GRADUATES
Please explore our website to learn more about us and to learn how you can get involved and help a student!
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JTG’s recent transition into the nonprofit sector means that the program is funded by generous donations to keep it sustained and growing. We rely on residents of the Volunteer State to invest in its future; the numbers don’t lie. JTG’s results are long-standing and proven, and by giving students the skills and expertise necessary to transition successfully into a post-secondary education or directly into the workforce, it allows the burden of the taxpayer to shift from being reactive to proactive.