Jobs for America’s Graduates

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JAG is a state-based national nonprofit dedicated to helping at-risk students graduate from high school and move on to meaningful work and postsecondary success. Youth unemployment has reached crisis levels, both in Connecticut and nationally- even while employers struggle to find the trained and skilled workers they need.

JAG has evolved over 35 years of services into a comprehensive program with consistent and compelling outcomes. JAG CT launched in 2014 as a program of the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education with support from the CT Department of Labor and numerous state agencies. The program is carefully designed to teach needed skills, offer project-based learning and provide needed mentoring and support. Dedicated JAG CT Specialists work with 35 to 45 students in each school. The specialists are equal parts instructor, counselor and mentor.


Services Provided

Career Guidance
Job Development and Placement
Leadership Development
Professional Development
College Transition
Civic Engagement
12 months of follow-up after graduation to support students on the job or in postsecondary studies

Student Qualifications

Students who qualify are 11 and 12th graders at the following schools:
• New Britain High School Satellite Career Academy
• East Hartford High School
• Hartford Public High School
• Hillhouse High School
• New Horizons
• New Britain High School
• Manchester High School

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