Since 1987, Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates (JOG), an affiliate of the nationwide Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) organization, has helped youth with multiple barriers to success complete their education and successfully transition to employment at a livable wage or post-secondary job training.
Dropout Prevention Services
Targeting high school students who are at-risk regarding graduation and/or making a successful transition to work. This program includes life skills, communication, and workforce development training, planned summer activities, and youth work experience opportunities throughout the program year. It also features an intensive 12-month follow-up for all program participants that includes monthly contact and career/post-secondary placement services.
Assistance for high school dropouts, those currently not enrolled in a formal education system and/or graduated youth lacking the occupational or basic skills needed to successfully enter the workforce at a livable wage. These clients strive to achieve a high school diploma or its education equivalent and/or marketable skills that include basic and occupational skills training along with a quality job. This programming includes one-on-one and group tutoring, life skills, soft skills, leadership, and workforce development training. Intensive 12-month follow-up is a core service for this population.
Work Experience Programming
Provides work experience programming for individuals. JOG has extensive experience with employer recruitment and job placement. We also offer a virtual summer academy utilizing a competency-based pathway approach to gain employability and soft skills along with engagement with employers.
Job Development Services
Works with adult Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients on job readiness skills and removal of barriers to employment. This also includes job placement.
JOG has served more than 30,000 at-risk youth since 1987.
Annually, JOG helps 1,000+ at-risk youth transitioning from school to work in Northeast Ohio.
JOG Performance Outcomes:
Graduated High School
Secured Job Placement
Secured Full-time Jobs
Experienced Positive Outcomes
(Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2021)