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 Job Placement & Military Service


Total Positive Outcomes


Total Full-Time Jobs


Further Education Rate


Statistics from the Class of 2021

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

Phil Campbell High School’s Trunk-or-Treat was the Biggest Yet

  Phil Campbell High School held its annual Trunk or Treat Oct. 28, and organizers have said it was the biggest yet.The high school students host the event for the elementary students. Ting King, JAG career specialist and SADD sponsor for the high school, organized this year’s event, along with help from her students and others in the school and community. King said she believes Libby Devaney started the tradition in 2017 or 2018. “We filled right at 50 spaces,” explained King. “This was my first year to organize it,” she added, noting she had a lot of help along the way. “My students and I put a lot of thought into making this the biggest event to date. We decided it was a great opportunity for us to make it a community event.“The bright smiles on the faces of the children made all the hard work totally worth it."She said

Jobs for Alabama’s Graduates Receives Prestigious 5 of 5 Award.

Jobs for Alabama’s Graduates once again received the prestigious 5 of 5 Award. The recognition, bestowed by Jobs for America’s Graduates, recognizes the achievements and success of our Alabama JAG programs. Alabama surpassed the national goal in each of 5 key performance goals, including: -Graduation rate of JAG participants -Total civilian job placement and military service -Total full-time employment -Total full-time positive outcomes -Further education rate

Highland Home’s JAG Program Celebrates Successes

Highland Home’s JAG Program Celebrates Successes Highland Home School hosted an installation and Induction ceremony for the school’s chapter of Jobs for America’s Graduates on Oct. 17 and invited members of the community to attend. Leslie Flowers, a JAG specialist, and JAG students used the ceremony as an opportunity to celebrate their progress. “Through JAG, we are changing the lives of these talented students, students that are going to change the world,” Flowers said. “Their hard work has built this program. This is a big step for us and our community as we are building a reputation that HHS JAG is producing work-ready and college-ready young adults” The 2022 national average for high school graduation was 84%. The graduation rate for Alabama JAG students was 100%, a statistic Flowers is proud to achieve. “These numbers show that we have 16 more high school graduates per 100 compared to the rest

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