PARTNER WITH JAG NEBRASKA TO STRENGTHEN YOUR COMMUNITY

At JAG Nebraska, we believe all young people are capable of greatness – but no one achieves it alone. That’s why we rely on our community sponsors and partners to help students overcome barriers and find success. Together we can improve the future for our youth, workforce and communities.

JAG Nebraska is an evidence-based, data-driven career and technical education program supported by United Way of the Midlands in collaboration with state agencies, participating schools and community partners. Its vision is that every young person is prepared for future success.

TOGETHER WE BUILD SUCCESS

In the classroom and in the community, JAG Nebraska empowers students to build relationships with local employers; engage in project-based learning; develop leadership, civic and social responsibility through a student-led association; and engage in career research that will lay the foundation for job opportunities after high school graduation.

COMMUNITY IMPACT BY THE NUMBERS

When you support JAG Nebraska, you’re not just helping shape tomorrow’s leaders. You’re also helping to develop a strong workforce, economy and communities in our state. Statistics show the positive impact that getting involved with JAG can make.

  • Improved graduation rates: In 2021-22, JAG Nebraska students had a 98% high school graduation rate as compared to 88.6% nationwide*.
  • Workforce growth: At a time when Nebraska needs skilled workers, JAG graduates are 2.3 times more likely to be employed full time.
  • Building wealth: JAG students are projected to produce over $5,000,000 in increased earnings and spending annually – good for them and our economy.
  • Economic development: High school graduates are projected to increase state and local tax revenue by over $200,000 at career midpoint and increase national home sales by $16 million.

*Source: U.S. News and World Report, U.S. graduation rates for 2019-2020

SUPPORT SUCCESS!
SUPPORT JAG

At $1,800 per student, JAG helps each participant succeed for $5 per day.

JAG Nebraska relies on partnerships with organizations that are passionate about surrounding our youths with a full circle of support that leads to student success, promotes inclusion and diversity, and builds stronger schools, businesses and communities.

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:

  • help with 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
  • create hiring partnerships
  • participate in certifications and credentialing
  • sponsor community service or civic activities
  • assist with leadership and career events
  • develop a scholarship program
  • donate school supplies
  • assemble project-based learning kits
  • provide financial support

“The collaboration of our educators and generous community leaders creates a caring, compassionate and effective effort that empowers our students with the skills and values necessary to navigate the future.”

– Shauna Paolini, JAG Nebraska Director, United Way of the Midlands