Benefits of Affiliation – The JAG Advantage
Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates (JOG) is one of more than 40 affiliates of the nationwide Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) organization. As an affiliate, we have access to the evidence-based JAG curriculum and JAG Model of service delivery and implementation.
The JAG Model
The JAG Model consists of a comprehensive set of services designed to keep young people in school through graduation and improves their success rates in education and career.
A trained JAG Specialist provides individual and group instruction to 35-45 students carefully selected by an in-school advisory committee comprised of faculty, administrators, and counselors. JAG classes are scheduled during the school day for credit.
Project Based Learning
Trauma Informed and Caring Adults
Advice and Support
Student-Led Leadership Development and Experience
Job and Post-secondary Education Placement Services
12-Month Follow-up Services
The JAG Advantage
The JAG Advantage is based on a promise: JAG will give students an advantage that will set them apart from all other youth in today’s emerging workforce through student-centered programs that help young people achieve their fullest potential.
Project Based Learning
Project Based Learning (PBL) is a proven approach to prepare students for academic, personal and career success, where other strategies and traditional curriculum has failed. Research identifies the principles of PBL as a foundation to implement more learner-centered, inquiry-based, and active learning methods. JAG follows the Buck Institute for Education PBL model, a nationally recognized practice. JAG shifted to a PBL instructional strategy in 2015 as a vehicle to deliver JAG’s employability skills competencies, specific industry and employer content and engagement, and community problems and solutions. Elevating our education practice to this gold level standard ensures learners gain the benefit of real-world relevance that is critical to today’s workforce needs.
Trauma Informed Care
The JAG Model blends these approaches and when delivered effectively, JOG’s Career Specialists will deliver JAG competencies, engage the Student Center Association, and work with employers in strategies that are healthy and supportive to JOG students.