The JAG Works program focusses on youth and young adults that need and want additional support services. Through the Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) initiative we aim to increase educational and employment opportunities for youth ages 16 to 24 who are currently (or have previously) experiencing any of the following:
- Foster care;
- Homeless and/or;
- Involved in the juvenile justice system
Along with the JAG model delivery, we provide young people with guidance and connection to educational & career opportunities, professional and leadership development, peer support and team-building activities, self-advocacy coaching and the appropriate wrap-around services to help improve their life outcomes.
JAG Works Program Model:
Participants enrolled in JAG Works will receive:
- Career readiness modules including team work, customer service, problem solving, project management, communication, soft skills and more
- Personal and professional skill-building workshops, career counseling and occupational skills development and training
- High demand career exploration through professional speaker series, worksite tours, community college and university tours and job shadowing
- Professional Association, a JAG Works’ participant-led fellowship, that encourages and fosters community commitment through outreach initiatives that meet the needs of the community
- Employer connections and job acquisition opportunities
Organizations that identify with youth may refer them to JAG Works for an assessment and interview to enter the program.
JAG Works Programs are currently operating in Central and Southwest Phoenix. If you are interested in participating in the JAG Works program, please check the events calendar for an upcoming orientation, or contact us for more information.