JOBS FOR ARIZONA’S GRADUATES (JAG)
REFRESH GRANT TO PROVIDE CAREER
RESOURCES FOR OVER 500 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
is awarding $1.3 million in grants every month to people, businesses and non-profits that would like to make a change in
their community. The winners are determined by votes from the community and the top 10 ideas of each grant category at the
end of the month are awarded with a grant of $5K, $25K, $50K, or $250K. JAG was awarded $25K to help support
their students across Arizona.
Arizona's Graduates provides dropout prevention and school to career transition for nearly 1,000 high school students across
the state. JAG and Successful Impressions have joined forces to put Best Resume BuilderTM, a new cutting edge job attainment tool in the hands of these students. By providing tools, we can help them through
the tough career search process, build a resume, prepare for an interview and ultimately begin a successful career.
November 1, 2010
for Arizona’s Graduates provides at-risk youth with a reason to come to school, a mentor and supporter, a boost of
confidence, an opportunity to give back to their communities and a glimpse into their own bright futures. They help these
students acquire the academic, personal, leadership and vocational skills they will need to be successful upon graduation.
Every day in Arizona hundreds of young people are dropping out of school. There are over 93,000
18-24 year olds each year in Arizona who are not attending school, not working and have no degree beyond high school.
For the class of 2010, 96% of JAG students graduated on time, compared to the
most recently published ADE graduation rate of 73.4%.
their graduates for 12 months after graduation. At the end of those 12 months, 88% of JAG graduates of 2009 were participating
in higher education, working, or both. Sources: Jobs
for Arizona’s Graduates; http://jagaz.jobing.com/
Arizona Department of Education: http://www.ade.az.gov/researchpolicy/grad/