Programs Designed to Increase Success

JAG is unique in that it serves students often overlooked. JAG-eligible students can face up to 33 barriers to success, including circumstances such as incarcerated parents, health problems, homelessness, having a dependent child or children in the home, or having a disability.

Once the students are identified based on their barriers, the JAG Model is implemented by a JAG Specialist who works in-school with 35-45 students all on the pursuit of a high school diploma, a quality entry-level job that leads to a career, and/or post-secondary education.

JAG’s Proven Equation

Turning dropout-bound students into workforce and post-secondary ready graduates!

Just 1 hour per day with a caring adult professional educator with community support leads to 9/10 dropout-bound students successfully reaching graduation with a job, eligible for post-secondary education, or qualifying for military service.

Our programs concentrates on providing students with 87 Curriculum Compotencies and services, including:

  • School year and summer programs
  • Specialized classroom instruction
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Employability skills development
  • Career association
  • Leadership experiences
  • Job placement services lead to on-time graduation and a brighter future for students.

Our Programs

JAG-Alabama is delivered through two model programs: Senior Only and Multi-Year programs.


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.

By the Numbers…

Our programs have lead to the following impact:

  • JAG currently operates in 40 schools across Alabama serving over 800 formerly dropout-bound students.

  • Return to school rate of 95-100%
  • In 2020-2021, JAG helped 208 out of 208 at-risk students graduate with a job, eligible for post-secondary education, military service, or combination – a 100% graduation rate!

  • JAG students are employed at a full-time rate 230% higher than 18-20 year olds who were not in the program.