Jobs for Alabama’s Graduates (JAG) provides specialized support for students who are up against difficult barriers that limit them from reaching graduation and career goals. We pair students with a JAG Specialist who provides group and individualized instruction to help students earn their high school degree, secure a quality job, and/or pursue post-secondary education. Through early intervention including classroom instruction, counseling, employability skills development, and job placement services, our program has seen a 99% graduation rate and 95% full-time job placement rate.

Graduation Rate
Alabama JAG Programs
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Lifetime Impact

We Provide Educational Support and Success Strategies for Alabama’s Highest At-Risk Students

There are thousands of Alabama students who face stifling challenges on a daily basis. Homelessness, basic reading deficiency and incarcerated parents are just a few of the 33 barriers that JAG-eligible students battle that are restricting them from earning a high school degree and pursuing their career and educational goals.

  • Child of an incarcerated parent
  • Mother/father did not graduate from high school
  • Economically disadvantaged as defined by Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) or free lunch
  • Past record of excessive absences as verified by school officials
  • Lacks motivation or maturity to pursue education or career goals
  • Limited English proficiency

  • Basic skills deficient (reading and math in particular)
  • Homeless

Helping Every Alabama Student Graduate with Opportunity

Discover How JAG Has Helped High School Students Achieve Their Goals

Data-Driven Dropout Prevention

Surpassing National Averages Year After Year

Performance Goal

National Goal

Alabama JAG Results

Graduation Rate of JAG Participants


Total Civilian Job Placements & Military Service


Total Full-Time Employment


Total Positive Outcomes


Further Education Rate


Connectivity Rate


Statistics from the Class of 2022

Programs Designed to Increase Success

Explore the Programs That Lead to a 100% Graduation Rate


Senior Year

The JAG Senior Year Program concentrates on supporting high school seniors most susceptible to dropping out because they are facing 5 or more of the 33 Barriers to Success identified by JAG.

Meet the Educators Helping Lead Alabama

The Stories Behind The Data

Hear From the Students in our Programs

“When I joined JAG I had no idea that it would be such a great impact on my life. I’ve learned leadership skills, communication skills, and business skills. Mostly I learned to believe in myself, and that I am enough.”

– Tori Harrison, Covington County, Straughn High School

JAG Student Voices: Tori Harrison

When I joined JAG I had no idea that it would be such a great impact on my life. I've learned leadership skills, communication skills, and business skills.

JAG Student Voices: Kierra Hood

My name is Kiera Hood and I consider it a pleasure to share with you my thoughts on our JAG theme this year, “Stop the Drop”!


Together We Can Make a Huge Impact

Stories of Success

Jakyiah Ashford Meets Dr. Condoleezza Rice!

JAG Student Meets Former Secretary of State Dr. Rice McAdory High School JAG student Jakyiah Ashford had the chance to meet Dr. Rice in Birmingham as a guest of Regions Bank for the 2024 Regions Bank Celebrity Golf Tournament. Jakyiah was invited to a breakfast reception to kick off the event. We are thrilled a JAG member had the chance to meet and be photographed with Dr. Condoleezza Rice.  

Alabama is Triumphant at National JAG Career Development Conference

Alabama JAG Wins BIG! The 3rd Annual Jobs for America’s Graduates National Career Development Conference was held April 18-20, 2024, in St. Louis, Missouri. The National Career Development Conference (NCDC) is the pinnacle experience for JAG youth to demonstrate their skills, explore career options, connect with employers, and create pathways for their future as members of the JAG Career Association. Alabama is a member of the Jobs for America’s Graduates Council of State Affiliates that is represented by 39 States and the Virgin Islands. Alabama JAG students shined brightly at the NCDC Competitive Events program, delivering impressive performances across more than a dozen categories from Outstanding Chapter to individual and team competitions. Alabama students were able to benchmark their skills and abilities against students nationwide and showed their expertise in Business Plan, Career Preparation, Creative Decision Making, Financial Literacy, L.O.V.E. Project, NCA Knowledge Bowl, and Prepared Speaking. Congratulations to Jobs

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