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Jobs for America's Graduates

Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG)-SC program gives students the JAG advantage with the promise of delivering learner-centered instruction to ensure youth achieve their fullest potential by focusing on academic success and career readiness skills.

Skills learned through JAG:
• Leadership,
• Resume writing,
• Job interviewing skills,
• Teamwork,
• Communication skills,
• Work attainment,
• Financial literacy,
• And many other skills needed to succeed in post-secondary education and the job market.

South Carolina currently delivers its services through three JAG models:

Middle School Program- 6th to 8th grade
Helps students transition from middle school to high school through counseling, skills development, career association membership and experiential learning experiences designed to improve academic performance, school behavior, attendance, confidence, participation and self-esteem.

Multi-year program- 9th to 12th grade
Delivers student support services for up to four years providing an array of coaching, mentoring employability skills development, career association membership and one year of follow-up post-secondary services after graduation.

Out-of-School (OOS) Program- Dropouts and system involved youth
Serves youth ages 16-24 who have left the traditional school system and are interested in learning their GED or high school equivalency. The OOS Program offers counseling, employability and technical skills development, professional association and work engagement services designed to result in either a quality job leading to a career and/or enrollment in a post-secondary education and training program.

To find out more information about the JAG program, view the 2019 JAG-SC Fact Sheet.

To visit the National JAG website, click here.


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