Partnerships are an essential component of the JAG Model.
Corporations provide JAG and its State Organizations and Local
Affiliates with access to expertise and resources that are critical
preparing JAG youth for successful careers. JAG Corporate Partners
PARTNERS SUPPORT JAG
Serve on the National
JAG Board of Directors
JAG appreciates its National
who provide access to
expertise and resources from their respective companies.
Serve on a Statewide
JAG State Organizations benefit
greatly from corporate partners that serve on their oversight boards.
Corporate leaders who are interested in serving on statewide boards
should contact the State Director
and express interest in becoming a Corporate Partner.
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Serve on Local
Local JAG programs
establish a Business Council to provide guidance and, in some cases,
oversee the operations of the program to help JAG Specialists achieve
program goals. Employers who serve on a business council provide
valuable guidance to JAG Specialists on local labor demands, employer
interests, and employer relations.
Business councils also
provide access to employer contacts for classroom training, student
leadership conference activities, job placements, and community
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JAG and its affiliates
depend upon the generous financial support of Corporate Partners
to achieve program goals. To supplement limited public resources,
affiliates must rely upon the private sector for approximately 20
percent of their total operation costs.
Services and Resources
One of the most significant
ways a company can support JAG is through in-kind contributions,
including time commitments of executives and employees. Examples
of in-kind contributions from Corporate Partners include sponsoring
student conferences, printing certificates, and paying travel costs
for students to attend JAG's Annual National Leadership Award event
or the annual National Student Leadership Conference.
In addition, local
affiliates rely upon Corporate Partners to serve as mentors, to
conduct training workshops on employability skills, to serve as
judges at student conferences, and to provide career exploratory
opportunities such as job shadowing and site tours.
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help local affiliates achieve their program goals by providing JAG
graduates with access to quality jobs, either directly or through
contacts with other employers.
As an active Corporate
Partner, you can take credit for state and local increases in graduation
rates, improvements in employment rates for some of America's most
at-risk youth, and reductions in dropout and juvenile delinquency
Employees of Corporate
Partners who actively support JAG programs receive a high degree
of personal satisfaction from helping young people successfully
transition from school to the workforce, especially when those young
people were never expected to complete their high school education.
Moreover, experience shows that active involvement in Corporate
Partnerships positively influence the morale and productivity of
a Corporate Partner's employees.
Access to Qualified
As a Corporate Partner,
your company will have access to a pool of motivated, job-ready
employees. Prior to referring graduates to a company, JAG Specialists
prescreen students to ensure they have basic academic and employability
skills required for entry-level jobs, saving costs associated with
Each graduate receives
sustained support from a JAG Specialist for a one-year period after
the graduation. In coordination with employers, Specialists ensure
that students receive additional employability skills training,
counseling, tutoring, and other support when necessary to overcome
any deficiencies on the job.
How To Become
a Corporate Partner
If you are interested in learning more
about how to become a Corporate Partner, please contact
Jobs for America's Graduates or call 972.691.4486.