Do You Have Students that Face these Barriers?

  • One or more modal grades behind peers

  • Repeated a grade in high school

  • Low academic performance

  • Basic skills deficient

  • Limited English proficiency

  • Failed state proficiency exam

  • Past record of excessive absences as verified by school officials

  • Suspended, expelled, or put on probation during high school

  • Dropped out of school previously

  • Family environment is not conducive to education or career goals

  • Parent(s) did not graduate from high school

  • Parent(s) does not work

  • Pregnant or is parenting

  • Requires child care during work or school

  • Documented alcohol and/or substance abuse

  • Convicted of a criminal offense

  • Record of violent behavior

  • Homeless

  • Runaway

  • Needs transportation to and from work or school

  • Foster care

  • Child of incarcerated parent

  • Child of a migrant worker

  • Economically disadvantaged student as defined by public assistance, AFDC, or free lunch

  • Member of a race/ethnic group with a low family income

  • Inadequate or no work experience

  • Lacks marketable occupational skills

  • Special education certified

  • Lacks motivation or maturity to pursue education or career goals

  • Emotional disorder that impairs education or career goals

  • Documented disability

  • Health problems that impair education or career goals

Serve the Students Often Overlooked

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.

As a JAG Specialist, you have the opportunity to make an impact on these students’ lives and help them graduate.

JAG has made me a better person and a better leader. Being involved has helped me determine which areas I need to improve in order to reach my goals. Working together with my JAG Education Specialist, I’ve been able to reach closer to these goals.

JAG Student

What’s My Investment?

How much are high school dropouts costing you? Are your graduation rates declining? How many students do you see “slip through the cracks” because they don’t have personalized and intentional instruction? A lack of structured support is already costing you a great deal–$957 billion per year, in fact.

The approximate cost to provide a healthy and vibrant JAG program is $75,000 per year and can serve up to 35-45 of our most overlooked and vulnerable high school students.

Cost Per Year
Students You Can Help Graduate

Jobs for Alabama Graduates Program

What You Get

  • Opportunity to support 60 students

  • Classroom instruction

  • Community-based activities

  • Career association activities

  • Individual and group counseling

  • Remediation

  • Follow-up services

  • Job development

  • Job placement

  • Summer services

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