In their premier presentation to the Coolidge High School JAG program, Nikola Corporation employees of Coolidge, Arizona, piqued students’ interest in future employment opportunities. The zero-emissions Class 8 battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicle manufacturer is significantly increasing quality job opportunities to Coolidge residents who are enthusiastic to impart the impact.
JAGWorks partnered with Neighborhood Ministries to offer a 3-Day Leadership Bootcamp for Central Phoenix youth. This training was designed and facilitated by JAG Social Services Coordinator, Kasarah Abdella, in two hour intervals each week to allow for reflection time between sessions and topics. Participants learned about job readiness, teamwork, and leadership development, and completed a Build Your Resume workshop with Troy Maskell from Goodwill Industries.
On a national level, Jobs for America’s Graduates has helped over 1.4M vulnerable youth over the past four decades and served more than 76,000 young people across 40 states in the 2020-21 school year. Despite the disruption COVID has caused, we are continuing to provide critical JAG services, including follow-up services and guidance for our students for a full year after they graduate from high school. This has been especially critical for the Class of 2020 as they face the most significant employment challenges in decades caused by the COVID pandemic.
Since high school graduations were cancelled, postponed, or modified due to the COVID-19 pandemic, T-Mobile helped bring the graduation tradition of the cap toss to life…virtually through a TikTok cause marketing campaign.
Jobs for America’s Graduates, operating in 1,450 locations, now serves 76,000 youth – more than we have ever served. And beyond that, JAG students continue to achieve extraordinary results, even at the front lines of the pandemic.