JAG Works

Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates (JAG) has been providing school to career and college transition services to young people in Arizona for nearly 40 years. The JAG Works model focus is on youth and young adults that need and want additional support services in a community-based setting. JAG Works Program Models include:

  • JAG Works West Valley: Out-of-School Time program for youth ages 16 – 24 years, program model is a community-based program delivered at the City of Tolleson Parks & Recreation Center and the Avondale Care1st Resource Center;
  • Leap Forward: Virtual JAG workshops offered through Google Classroom alongside Grad Solutions’ fully accredited online high school diploma completion program;
  • Alternative School JAG Programming: Embedded in the school day, students attend JAG classes for an elective course credit while participating in the on-campus Career Association;

Participants enrolled in JAG Works will receive:

  • Interest, skills, and academic assessment
  • Individual education and career plan development
  • dentification and removal of barriers to education and employment success
  • Personal and professional skill-building workshops, career counseling and occupational skills development and training
  • Hands-on experience through employment and on-the-job 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
  • Career readiness modules including team work, customer service, problem solving, project management, communication, soft skills, entrepreneurship and much more
  • Employer connections and job acquisition opportunities

Leap Forward

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 in foster care, homeless or involved in the juvenile justice system. In partnership with Grad Solutions, we are very excited to launch Leap Forward in February 2018 which combines JAG career readiness and high school diploma programming.

Leap Forward provides additional supportive services for young people who want to earn their high school diploma and qualify under the LEAP initiative;

  • Personal educational mentor and teacher support
  • Personalized learning plan to guide participant on the path to graduation
  • Elective credit earned through JAG Competencies workshop series
  • Participants can earn their high school diploma tuition free for ages 16 – 21