GET THE SUPPORT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

Our proven program gives you the support and skills to finish high school and succeed after graduation.

JAG Nebraska is part of the national Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program. United Way of the Midlands supports it, and its mission is to empower students with the skills and support to succeed in education, employment, and life.

JAG NEBRASKA IS ...

  • An in-school career and technical elective with class credits
  • Taught by certified Career Specialists
  • Inclusive of all students who want and need the benefits of JAG
  • A partner to local businesses and community groups

JAG STUDENTS ARE ...

  •  Mastering academic, employment and life skills
  • Practicing leadership, social interaction and community service
  • Gaining experiences that build confidence
  • Achieving success in education, employment and life

JAG STUDENTS DO ...

  • On-site employer tours
  • Hands-on activities
  • Job shadowing
  • Leadership simulations and conferences

JAG STUDENTS HAVE ...

  • Improved attendance and GPA scores
  • Higher graduation rates compared to non-JAG peers
  • Improved connection to community and employers
  • Support through high school and for 12 months after

99% of JAG Nebraska students graduated in the 2021-22 school year, compared to 88.6% of other students*.

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

HOW ARE JAG STUDENTS SELECTED?

Administrators, counselors, educators, and JAG Specialists at your school are in charge of identifying students who fit these program criteria:

  • Does the student recognize his/her/their need to participate in JAG?
  • Is the student willing to participate in all phases of the JAG program?
  • Will the student be able to benefit from the services provided by JAG?

HOW DO I JOIN JAG NEBRASKA?

If you have been identified as a student who would benefit from JAG, you’ll be asked to interview with the JAG Career Specialist at your school. They’ll want to know the level of interest and commitment you – and your parent(s) or guardian(s) – have in the program. If selected to enroll in JAG, you must return a signed consent form by the stated deadline. Your involvement with JAG Nebraska will open a whole new world of possibilities!

WHAT JAG STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY