JOBS FOR AMERICA’S GRADUATES (JAG)

Organization name: EmployIndy

Program Type

Leadership skills & college/career prep programs
Work-based learning programs

Ages Served:

12-18 Years
19-25 Years

Overview

Brief Program Summary: Jobs for America’s Graduates is a state-based national nonprofit organization dedicated to reaching out to young people at risk of dropping out and assisting in overcoming serious barriers such as poverty, basic skills deficiency, living in foster care, and many others. JAG’s mission is to keep young people in school through graduation and provide work-based learning experiences that will lead to career advancement opportunities or to enroll in a post-secondary institution leading to a rewarding career. EmployIndy currently operates 19 JAG programs in 14 Marion County high schools. JAG serves junior and senior high school students facing barriers to graduation and career success. The JAG program is a high school class that teaches career readiness skills such as resume building, career exploration, and self- empowerment. JAG students also receive adult mentoring and barrier-busting support.
Success Metrics: 98% Graduation Rate; 61% Employment rate; 87% full time placement rate; 84% positive outcome rate; 72% full-time jobs rate

Demographics

Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served

1,013

Black or African Americans Annually Served

51%

Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served

13%

Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Marion
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: N/A

Resources

Annual Operating Cost: $1,854,774
Initial Start-Up Cost: $105,019

Contact Information

Organization Name: EmployIndy
Website: https://employindy.org/
Respondents Name: Robin Kildall
Email: rkildall@employindy.org

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