May 6, 2019
JAG Nevada
4 Things to Know
1. Tyrone Thompson Remembered
Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson will be fondly remembered for his tireless work to improve education for all Nevadans, especially those most vulnerable in our great state. As a long-term member of the JAG Board of Directors, Tyrone's life and legacy has special meaning. Tyrone was an inaugural member of the JAG board, and launched the JAG Day at the Legislature in 2015. Since them hundreds of JAG student leaders have had the opportunity to visit with legislators, judges, and the Governor over the last three biennia. JAG Nevada joins together to mourn the loss of one of our strongest, most caring, most passionate leaders, and the JAG family will work to honor and remember his legacy.
2. Venetian Sands Selects 3 JAG Schools JAG Prom Winners!
The Venetian/Sands corporation made the dreams of many JAG seniors come true! Seniors from Canyon Springs, Durango and Western High Schools were selected as winners of the annual prom competition and danced the night away in the elegance of the Venetian! JAG Nevada sends heartfelt thanks to Anna, Tina Stephanie and the entire Venetian/Sands family for their generosity and support of JAG students!
3. JAG's Career Clothing Drive Dresses Students for Success!
JAG Nevada’s 3rd Annual Career Clothing Drive kicked off in late November and volumes of new and gently used professional clothes have been collected for distribution at JAG Nevada's Career Development Conference, which host almost 300 students from every corner of urban, rural and frontier Nevada.

Community partners including Boyd Gaming, Dress for Success, Bank of Nevada, Nevada Partners, Project 150, and many individuals donated suits, dresses, shoes and accessories that JAG students will now put to use as they interview for jobs or attend work. Students enjoyed the boutique setting at the CDC on April 29, 2019, as they selected clothing for themselves and their fellow students and siblings back home.

4. JAG Alumnus--What Is She Doing Now?

Isabelle Continues to Excel in Advanced Manufacturing at Tesla! Here is Isabelle in her own words...
"JAG was a pretty awesome experience in my case for I had two teachers in the same year. I think it made my overall JAG experience better for me, because I got to learn different things within the same year. All that helped me in understanding the world a little better then what I would learn in basic High School classes. At first I had no clue what JAG was even about when I saw it on my transcript for the year. Though that did not stop me from wanting to learn what it was about and taking full advantage over it. They helped me understand that there are other opportunities out in the world than an actual degree.

See JAG taught me a lot more about job experience and what to do for jobs, unlike the rest of the school where they were trying so hard to get me to go to college. JAG helped me understand what could go on within a job, and I apply that all the time at Tesla. I am constantly updating my resume, and that helps within the actual job when I want to apply for a new position."

Mission : Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates Inc. strives to graduate every student entrusted in our care from high school and set them on a path to higher education, a career or both.

Vision : Graduate every student, career and job ready.

With a 94% graduation rate and 35 years of proven success in schools nationwide, the JAG model is highly effective in preparing Nevada’s future workforce with the workplace skills students need and employers seek. The JAG model combines elective credit, employment readiness, student-led career associations, supportive services and, most importantly, a caring adult who spends over 120 hours with each and every JAG student. JAG students attend JAG classes every day like they do their other classes, and build close relationships with each other and with their JAG Specialist. These relationships cannot be built after school or on weekends; these relationships are built one-on-one, day in and day out, as students come to trust their Specialist as a caring adult and mentor who is present in their life. JAG begins in the sophomore year and follows until one year after graduation from high school, ensuring that students not only graduate, but also have found a career pathway into a better future.

JAG Nevada partners with public education and private businesses to develop high school students via education and skills training into the talent employers want to hire, thus ensuring better lives for students and their families, and creating a brighter future for Nevada. JAG Nevada was launched by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval in bipartisan partnership with the Nevada State Legislature to help increase Nevada’s high school graduation rates and youth employment. 

The JAG Multi-Year Program is a highly effective, data-driven model that raises graduation rates and prepares participants by honing their work-readiness skills. JAG students graduate at higher rates than their peers and are exceptionally prepared with a toolbox of workplace skills that lead to success at work, in post-secondary education and/or the military.
Rene Cantu Jr., Ph.D. | Jobs for Nevada's Graduates Inc.| (702) 410-8078|
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