THE JAG ADVANTAGE
In its most recent annual report, JAG National has proven to be very effective!
Dramatically increasing graduation rates to 90% or above across 1,000 classrooms in 32 states, doubling the rates of the poor, disadvantaged, and young people of color are able to secure jobs and tripling the rates that they secure full-time jobs. At an investment of around $1,000 per pupil, graduating 343 students with barriers to graduation saves society $100,000,000 each year. Young men and women (ages 18-25) who do not graduate from high school often live off state and federal programs, along with not paying taxes due to unemployment. Simply put, JTG makes students with barriers to graduation employable.
(April 9, 2015 – Rep. Mary Littleton, JTG President John Dwyer, and House Speaker Beth Harwell accepting a Joint House Resolution lauding the success of JTG.)
JAG SPECIALIST STANDARDS
90% GED and/or high school graduation rate
80% experiencing a positive outcome, including: employment, postsecondary education enrollment, or military
60% employed in a job in the public or private sectors
60% employed in a full-time job
80% in a full-time placement, including: full-time job; full-time postsecondary enrollment; or, a combination of work and school
80% improvement in attendance rate
80% improvement in self-esteem index
80% improvement in GPA
90% participation in JAG Career Association meetings and activities
80% increase using pre- and post-test knowledge assessment
90% participation in service learning projects
80% decline in discipline referrals
Students are selected with no less than a 5.0 average number of barriers
90% of participants with reduction in one or more barriers
Average number of contact hours per participant – 20 contact hours
Average number of JAG competencies attained in senior year – 37
100 % of participants are tracked accurately. and in a timely manner. with the Electronic National Data Management System
5% or less of graduates in the unable to contact rate category
40% pursuit of a postsecondary education
HOW CAN YOU HELP IMPROVE THE LIFE OF A YOUNG PERSON?
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.