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JAG Indiana Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary At Indiana Statehouse
Updated March 1, 2017 7:17 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Indiana's Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) students and alumni gathered Tuesday at the Indiana Statehouse to celebrate the program's 10-year anniversary.

Since 2006, JAG has worked to assist Hoosier students with barriers to success to overcome academic challenges on a path towards graduation.

"The education and training provided through JAG Indiana has prepared thousands of young Hoosiers for success after high school and opened doors to positive education, career and personal outcomes that will impact their lives forever," Governor Eric J. Holcomb said.

Beginning with just 12 schools, JAG Indiana has grown to the largest affiliate in the national network with more than 110 programs statewide. Since its inception, over 17,000 Hoosiers have participated in JAG, which has a 94 percent graduation rate. JAG students receive career preparation and life skills training while in school and one year of adult mentoring after graduation to ensure their continued success. Many students choose to continue their education after high school. In fact, JAG students secured more than $21 million in scholarships for the class of 2016.

"Thanks to the leadership and dedication of outstanding Hoosier JAG specialists, Indiana continues to be a national leader in reinforcing positive opportunities for students with significant barriers to academic achievement," said Steven J. Braun, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. "Indiana's JAG program set forth with a goal to make a difference in the personal and professional lives of young people and a decade later the program has grown to become the largest affiliate in the national network."

About Indiana Jobs for America's Graduates (www.jagindiana.org)

JAG is a state-based, national non-profit organization dedicated to assisting students with barriers to success by helping them overcome academic challenges in a path towards graduation. Students are taught up to 88 competencies such as critical thinking, team leadership and effective communications skills that increase their employability skills. JAG Indiana is part of the JAG National network of 33 states and is funded through grants provided by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.



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