IN THIS TOGETHER:The Hidden Cost of Young Adult Unemployment:

At a time when young people are facing a mountain of new challenges in college, the labor market, and the home, the new Young Invincibles report, In This Together, lays clear how much our failure to provide young people with good jobs is costing our economy and the public each year at the federal and state level. Their findings are staggering: severely high youth unemployment costs $9 billion in tax revenue each year at the federal and state level.In This Together is a call to action for the national public, and the message shouldn’t be taken lightly. How we tackle the problems facing today’s youth has enormous implications for what the rest of the 21st century will look like in the U.S. Their policy proposals represent the opening of a national dialogue about how to address our current youth employment crisis.


JMG Student Leadership Conference: More and more students in Montana are graduating from high school and a lot of the success is being credited to the "Jobs for Montana Graduates" program. The 22nd annual JMG Fall Leadership Conference was held on 28 October 2015 in Helena where students from across Montana gathered to learn about leadership and development skills.  


JMG Receives National Accreditation: Jobs for Montana’s Graduates gets high marks during the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) National Accreditation Review. The National Accreditation Process evaluates a state’s progress in implementing and/or maintaining the JAG Model. In his executive review memo the JAG Executive Vice President, Jim Koeninger, states that "Jobs for Montana’s Graduates truly deserves JAG’s highest accreditation status".


JMG Overview

Collectively working toward a shared vision for students to build their network and community of support.

Program Results 2013-2014

• Graduation Rate - 96.37%
• Positive Outcomes - 91.59%
• Employment - 62.03%
• Full-time Job Placement - 81.78%
• Full-time Placement - 95.79%
• Further Education - 53.04%

Current numbers (2015-16 school year):

Total Number of Students Served in JMG 2015-2016 - 1134
Programs   Number of Programs   Number of Students
High School   33   485
Alternative     150
Middle School   14    329
Out of School   2   170 

Students realize their potential through the collaborative efforts of educators, parents, community.

Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) Reports to the CSA and the Board of Directors

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