Education leaders are invited to join the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation for an information and recruitment session on the Jobs for New Jersey’s Graduates (JNJG) Program, recently named “the country’s most effective dropout prevention program” by Forbes.

Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is a national initiative being implemented in 35 states with more than 72,000 students annually. In New Jersey, the program is implemented as an elective course in high school and assists students at risk of dropping out of school by providing real-world learning experiences, exposure to in-demand industry sectors, preparation for post-secondary education, job training and employment opportunities to demonstrate how earning a diploma can enhance their lives. The content is unlike any academic course and focuses on leadership development, public speaking, problem-solving, financial literacy, collaborative group work, activity planning, community service and much more.

JNJG is not for every high school. If your graduation rate is 80 percent or below, or if you have subgroup populations with graduation rates of 70 percent or below, the sessions are targeted to serve your district.

JNJG has been implemented in New Jersey since 2011-2012 and has a proven track record of success with students who have multiple academic, environmental or work-related barriers to  success.

Information sessions will provide attendees with details regarding program requirements, student selection, implementation and training, with technical assistance and support provided by the N.J. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Suggested attendees include the high school principal, director of guidance, director of curriculum and instruction, dropout prevention coordinators, director of student advocacy or any positions that focus on increasing graduation rates, especially for vulnerable populations.

For questions about registration, please contact Jennifer Stegers at (609) 789-5278. If you have questions regarding the JNJG program, please contact Dr. Sandra Strothers. 

Seating is limited for each session and registration is required.

Session OneSession TwoSession Three
March 13, 2019
Passaic Community College
204 Ellison Street
Paterson, NJ
10:00 to noon
April 3, 2019
Mullica Hill Branch,
Gloucester County Library System
389 Wolfert Station Road
(Rte. 45 and Wolfert Station Rd./Rte. 664)
Mullica Hill, NJ
10:00 to noon
April 8, 2019
New Brunswick Free Public Library
60 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ
10:30 to 12:30