(WASHINTON D.C.) – Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG), a national nonprofit serving 75,000 youth across 39 states, including Indiana, is thrilled to be working with T-Mobile to celebrate this year’s graduating class – a class unlike any other.
As graduations are being canceled, postponed, or modified due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Indiana and nationwide, T-Mobile will help bring the graduation tradition of the cap toss to life…virtually through TikTok.
With the #TossYourCap Challenge, students, their families and friends, and other supporters can post TikTok videos with #TossYourCap. For each post, T-Mobile will make a $5 donation to JAG, up to $200,000.
“We applaud T-Mobile for developing such a fun, creative, and virtual way to celebrate the class of 2020. While this year’s graduates never envisioned their high school careers ending this way, we honor their resiliency, persistence, and optimism during this unprecedented time,” said Janelle Duray, Executive Vice President of Jobs for America’s Graduates.
“JAG is honored to be the recipient of funds collected through the #TossYourCap Challenge. We’re extremely proud of our JAG students, who receive critical training and support from their JAG Specialists to overcome significant challenges so they graduate from high school. And, JAG continues to support them for a full year after graduation as they transition to college, the military, and meaningful careers,” said JAG Indiana Associate Chief of Workforce Programs Leslie Crist. “JAG Indiana and the entire JAG family send our best wishes to the entire class of 2020, wishing them health, happiness, and success in their future pursuits.”
As business and education adapt in response to COVID-19, Jobs for America’s Graduates, JAG Indiana, and our dedicated JAG Specialists are providing ongoing services to 75,000 youth across the country, including Indiana, so they are prepared for the competitive job market following graduation. In addition to supporting the development of online services for JAG students across the country, funds will be allocated in the form of academic scholarships to those in need.
To participate in the #TossYourCap Challenge, post a video on TikTok with #TossYourCap between May 14 and May 31. Open TikTok and head to the Discover page, then click into the T-Mobile hashtag challenge or search for #TossYourCap. Find the challenge song, “All I Do Is Win (feat. T-Pain)” by DJ Khaled, click “use this sound” and get your cap ready! Anybody can participate in the #TossYourCap Challenge – you don’t need to be a graduating senior or JAG student to enter.
Take on the #TossYourCap Challenge on TikTok:
- Open TikTok and head to the Discover page.
- Click on #TossYourCap, or search for #TossYourCap.
- Find the song “All I Do Is Win (feat. T-Pain)” by DJ Khaled, click “use this sound,” then get your grad cap, hat, or whatever you wanna toss at the ready…
- Toss! That! Cap!
- Post your video using #TossYourCap — then, invite your friends to take on the challenge next and build on your video. You can post as many times as you like!
About JAG Indiana
JAG Indiana, a division of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, provides essential support and the employability skills students need to be successful in the workforce. JAG Indiana is a state affiliate of JAG National, the longest-running and most successful school-to-career transition program in the country.
JAG Indiana works with young adults across the state, providing opportunities for those who face barriers to success, including academic, social, behavioral, and economic. JAG prepares Indiana’s workforce with programs focusing on graduation, student achievement, youth empowerment, and career planning. There are 139 JAG programs throughout the state, and JAG Indiana has served more than 25,000 students since 2006. In the 2019-20 school year, more than 7,000 Indiana students are participating in JAG programs.
About Jobs for America’s Graduates
Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is a national nonprofit that has been reaching our nation’s most underserved youth for 40 years. JAG is a unique, valuable and necessary program providing youth with the essential skills for success. The JAG National Network has a footprint in 39 states, across 1,400 communities, impacting more than 75,000 youth annually.