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Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG)

Jobs for America’s Graduates-Louisiana (JAG-LA) Program is an affiliate of the National Jobs for America’s Graduates Program (JAG), the nation’s largest dropout prevention and recovery program serving youth 12-21 years of age. JAG-LA provides an educational setting that promotes academic and skills attainment, civic responsibility, leadership development and social awareness that is necessary to become a responsible citizen and productive worker.

JAG-LA delivers a unique set of services for students with major obstacles to help them earn a high school diploma. The program also supports students’ pursuing a Career Diploma through early experiences in foundational career skills and career awareness. Many elements of the JAG-LA Program that support Jump Start include curriculum, mentoring, and work-based learning.