JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates) Nebraska is an evidence-based organization dedicated to empowering young people with the skills and support to be successful in education, employment and life.
WHY IS THE JAG MODEL EFFECTIVE?
An elective, for-credit classroom program with instruction provided by certified JAG Career Specialists, JAG teaches a minimum of 37 desirable workplace competencies. Hands-on experiences and extracurricular activities provided by local business and civic partners help students develop confidence and real-world skills.
YOU can help local students get the support they need to succeed.
When you give to JAG Nebraska, you can…
Provide lunch for a student
Just $10 provides a warm meal for a JAG Nebraska student on a field trip.
Provide school supplies
A gift of $20 provides a supply kit for project-based learning and $25 provides a welcome kit to help set students up for success.
Fill a classroom pantry
With a gift of $50, you can give a classroom everything they need for their basic needs pantry.
Give the gift of confidence
$75 provides a student with the business attire they need to feel prepared for their career.
Give the gift of access
$150 provides a bus for an entire class to go on field trips to education experiences.
Sponsor a JAG Nebraska student
You can sponsor a JAG Nebraska student for the entire school year with a recurring monthly donation of $150.
When you support JAG Nebraska, you help students like Taylor thrive.
JAG student Taylor was able to find stability for her future, while dealing with the loss of a family member. When Taylor graduated from high school and decided she wanted to go straight into the workforce, JAG Nebraska provided the support she needed to identify her strengths and careers that interested her. Employers were impressed with her determination to succeed and she was immediately hired for an Accounts Payable position.
Taylor now has the financial freedom and security to live in her first apartment.
Get Involved – Make a Difference
Participating in JAG activities is a rewarding and beneficial experience for both students and the adults who support them. Each organization determines their level of participation.
Here are some ways to get involved:
- Provide hands-on activities in the classroom
- Create a customized learning curriculum
- Coach job readiness
- Perform mock interviews
- Review resumes
- Participate in project-based experiences
- Provide job shadowing opportunities
- Conduct company office tours
- Offer internships
- Participate in certifications and credentialing
- Sponsor community service or civic activities
- Assist with leadership and career events
- Adopt a JAG classroom
- Develop a scholarship program
- Donate school supplies
- Assemble “Good on the Go” kits
- Provide financial support