Presentation on theme: "Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates An affiliate of Jobs for America’s Graduates Presented by: Graciela Garcia Candia, President Dianna Harrier, Director of Operations."— Presentation transcript:
Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates An affiliate of Jobs for America’s Graduates Presented by: Graciela Garcia Candia, President Dianna Harrier, Director of Operations Trinetta Lipsey, Program Manager
JAG Mission JAG’s mission is to help young people stay in school and to acquire the academic, personal, leadership and vocational skills they will need to be successful upon graduation.
Target Population Youth grades 6-12 facing barriers to education and career success. Last year, JAG students represented a diverse demographic: – 81% minority – 71% low income – 40% first generation high school graduates – 82% first generation college graduates
Program Model JAG Coordinator Workplace and College Readiness Skills Training Career Association - Youth Leadership Education and Career Planning Academic Enrichment 1:45 teacher/student ratio For-credit elective class Student-led organization Year-long intervention 12 month follow-up after graduation
Addressing Key Transitions Middle Grades High School College & Career 6 th -9 th grade through Destination Graduation: *Balsz Elementary *Camelback High School Desert Oasis Elementary *Central High School *Dunbar ElementaryGila Bend High School *Griffith Elementary *Heard Elementary *Osborn Middle School PH Gonzales Elementary Sheely Farms Elementary *Destination Graduation Programs, through a partnership with Valley of the Sun United Way. 10 th – 13th grade: Arcadia High Compadre High Coronado High Hope High Paradise Valley High Peoria High Santa Cruz Valley Union Sunrise Mountain High Tempe High
JAG Best Practices Dedicated Caring Adult Fostering Academic Relevance Experiential “Hands-on” Learning Student-Led Activity Community Partner Engagement
Get Involved Sponsor a Program or Student Speak in a JAG Classroom Mentor or tutor a student Sponsor a student leadership event Sponsor a delegate to the National Student Leadership Academy in Washington, DC.