JAG Board of Directors committed to serving
150,000 young people annually by school year 2005-2006. This is an
increase of 150% over the number served in the 1999-2000 school year.
JAG seeks investments by individuals and organizations
that share our commitment to overall improvements in public education
by strict accountability and the commitment to achieve those results
by a special focus on effectively serving at-risk and disadvantaged
JAG adopted a goal of building a $25 million
endowment as a Trust for Jobs for America's Graduates. The Honorable
Marc Racicot, Governor of Montana
from 1993 through 2001, and United States Senator Thomas
Carper of Delaware chair the Trust. JAG will use the annual
interest and dividends from the endowment's investments to finance
the additional national costs to generate the 150% rate of growth
over and above the current JAG budget.
A one-time investment in the Trust for JAG will:
- Make possible services
to an additional 80,000 at-risk and disadvantaged young people
annually in the next five years.
- Provide a permanent
source of financing to assure that 80,000 new youth are served
- Provide a means
for leveraging and matching other public and private-sector funds
to grow the program in targeted states and localities.
- Allow the JAG National
Staff and JAG Board of Directors to focus on growth, improvement
of services, and achievement of bottom-line results, rather than
devoting time and energy to an ongoing exhaustive fundraising
Those that wish to support the work of
the JAG National Network are encouraged to contact
us expressing interest in learning more about the Trust for
Jobs for America's Graduates.