Jobs for Mississippi Graduates
CONGRATULATIONS TO MRS. DIANE KNOTT
MRS. KNOTT IS THE WINNER OF THE JMG SUPER-BOWL TICKET FUND-RAISER CONTEST.
Board Member David Horton of Monsanto pulled the winning ticket and National JAG President, Dr. Ken Smith was on hand to witness the drawing. Executive Director Ramona Williams Esq. would like to thank all for their donations and contributions in our fundraising event. The event supports our scholarship fund.
JOBS FOR AMERICA’S GRADUATES & AT&T TEAM UP WITH
GOV. PHIL BRYANT TO HELP MISSISSIPPI STUDENTS SUCCEED
Support will help JAG reach more youth at risk of dropping out
JACKSON, MS, January 31, 2014 —Gov. Phil Bryant joined officials from Jobs for America’s Graduates and AT&T* Mississippi to highlight the importance of education and workforce development for Mississippi’s economic future.
Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) and AT&T are working together to help raise the high school graduation rate in Mississippi by expanding mentoring, tutoring and other academic support for students at risk of dropping out of high school. Jobs for Mississippi Graduates received $30,000 in funding as part of a $1 million contribution from AT&T to allow the national non-profit to add new schools and/or expand existing programs with proven records of success in keeping kids in school.
“Today, Mississippi is experiencing the strongest growth in our economy since 1999, our unemployment rate continues to fall and our GDP has reached $100 billion for the first time in state history,” said Gov. Phil Bryant. “By continuing to focus on education and workforce development, we can make Mississippi’s future even stronger.”
“A robust education system is central to the future of our state,” said Mayo Flynt, president, AT&T Mississippi. “By focusing on programs with proven results, we can have a measurable impact on the students that need it most and help us to meet our goal of improving graduation rates and building a strong workforce here in Mississippi.”
JAG programs help underserved students overcome barriers to graduation through mentoring, tutoring, academic support and links to social services among other interventions. With a high school diploma or General Educational Diploma, students are guided into post-secondary education, entry-level careers or the military.
In 2011, JAG’s network of affiliates reported a 94 percent high school graduation rate, compared to the national graduation rate of 78.2 percent. Currently, the JAG model is offered in nearly 1,000 public high schools, community colleges, and alternative learning centers in 32 states.
“It is rare in our experience for a company to be as thorough and tough minded in its approach of supporting strategies that are proven to work – and then get behind them with both money and critical organizational commitment as well,” said JAG’s CEO and President, Ken Smith. “AT&T has indeed set a gold standard.”
In more than three decades of operation, JAG has helped nearly one million young people stay in school through graduation, pursue postsecondary education and secure quality entry-level jobs leading to career advancement opportunities.
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Governor Phil Bryant, Executive Director Ramona Williams, Dr. Ken Smith and Mr. Mayo Flynt featured in this photo. The At&T Foundation Grant was awarded to Jobs for MS Graduates, Inc. — with Ramona Williams.
Retention Rate = 94.5 %
Graduation Rate = 93%
4 Year College Enrollment Rate = 19.52%
2 Year College Enrollment Rate = 23.94%
Other Education or Training Rate = 1.19 %
Further Enrollment Rate(how many went to college) = 43%
Total Civilian Job Placement Rate = 24.62%
Total Positive Outcomes Rate = 71.82%
September Newsletter 2013
The September 2013 newsletter highlights the summer through fall highlights of this astonishing organization. The events include the 2014 Superbowl drawing, and also the annual professional development
opportunity for the 32-state
JAG National Network. Click here to read more....
Upcoming Event News Career Development Conf.
Career Development Conference (CDC)
The CDC Conference will be held on March 25-26, 2014
Upcoming Event News 5th of Every Month
ATTENTION JOB SPECIALIST
All TANF Forms are due on the 5th of every month
Upcoming Event News December 13, 2013
JMG General Board Meeting, Location TBA
Super Bowl Winner
JMG & AT&T TEAM UP
JMG Statistics 2013
The JAG National Organization and Jag National Network will make a measurable decisive difference in the outcomes of the public education and workforce development systems at the national, state, and local levels.
Jobs for Mississippi Graduates