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.

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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

Governor Ivey and Regions Bank Join Alabama JAG for Grant Presentation

Grant supporting Jobs for Alabama’s Graduates will empower students through academic support and job-readiness skills.  Governor Ivey joined Alabama JAG in MONTGOMERY, Alabama on Monday, Sept. 19, 2023 – to be present as The Regions Foundation, a nonprofit funded primarily by Regions Bank, presented Alabama JAG with a check for $15,000 to support Jobs for Alabama’s Graduates (JAG) and students across Alabama preparing to enter the workforce. “The Regions Foundation is committed to funding programs that provide hope and opportunity, helping people overcome barriers and achieve success,” said Marta Self, executive director of the Regions Foundation. “JAG is empowering students by addressing challenges and equipping them for brighter futures. The Regions Foundation is honored to support this work because we see the impact JAG is making by helping the students of today prepare for the jobs of tomorrow.” The Regions Foundation grant will support JAG’s Youth Workforce Development program, including

Opinion | Proven program brings new hope, opportunity to young people

Opinion | Proven program brings new hope, opportunity to young people By ERIC G. MACKEY and DIONNE WELLS HEDRINGTON   Schools across the nation are facing some of the most daunting issues in public education in the nation’s history. The impacts stemming from the pandemic are numerous and pervasive: massive learning loss, student disengagement, and – particularly concerning – mental health issues for far too many of our students and staff. Further, the schools are shorthanded in almost every category, from the mass exodus of teachers (some 800,000 having left the profession in the past 12 months alone) to a similar percentage of losses of administrators, counselors, bus drivers and support staff. Although these impacts have affected everyone in some way, they have been even harder for our most challenged students in special populations. As the nation contemplates how to respond to these deeply concerning issues, we wanted to highlight a

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