November 15, 2018
JAG Nevada
5 Things to Know
In this issue we feature stories about JAG Graduate Favian R from West Wendover, JAG students traveling to Washington DC for NSLA , Giving Tuesday , a visit to Chaparral JAG by Superintendent Jesus Jara, and JAG's Professional Clothing Drive .

Quote of the Day

 "People have the power to redeem the work of fools."
--Patti Smith

1. Favian's Story: From West Wendover to GBC & from GBC to Diesel Career!
When I was in high school, I didn’t care about school, I didn’t care about my future. I got behind in grades and credits and found myself in a predicament the first two years of high school. Then, as a junior, I joined JAG. I began changing for the better. I wanted to come to school, I wanted to make something of myself and I did not want to settle for less than what I was capable of accomplishing.  On June 8, 2017 I graduated from high school! 

In August of 2017 I left home to start the Diesel Program at Great Basin College in Elko . I enjoyed my classes and professors and quickly became a top student. I completed the diesel program at GBC in the spring of 2018 , and was offered a job at Boart Longyear, where we contract with Newmont and Barrick Gold.  Once there, I quickly worked my way up. Thanks to JAG, and my JAG Specialist, Ms. Perez, I have found not just a job but a career with excellent pay and a bright future!
2. 55 JAG Teens to Travel to National Student Leadership Academy in Washington

JAG Nevada Delegates at NSLA in Washington DC

Fifty-five JAG students from every corner of the Battle Born Stat e will be traveling to Washington DC, November 15-17 to participate in the J AG National Student Leadership Academy (NSLA) . Students will compete in various events, attend leadership training and get the opportunity to visit the various sites of our nation's capital.

3. Giving Tuesday - Your Opportunity to Support JAG Youth Impact

JAG Western Career Association Students pause for a photo wearing their JAG uniforms as they put the skills they learn in JAG into practice.
If you are planning your year end giving, please consider JAG Nevada. When you invest in JAG, you are investing in students who have overcome barriers and are changing their lives for the better. Empowered by their Specialists and the JAG team, students develop their talent to become college and career ready.
To invest, click on the button below to visit our website and learn the ways you can help shape the future of our youth today!

4. Superintendent Jara Visits JAG at Chaparral on 1st Day of School
Clark County Superintendent Jesus Jara addresses the Chaparral High School chapter of JAG during his first day of school visits.
Incoming Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara visited the JAG program at Chaparral High School on the first day back to school. During his visit, Dr. Jara told the students his own story, and about how certain teachers held him accountable and kept him on task. Dr. Jara emphasized the importance of education, and especially the importance of mentors in his remarks to students. Students then told Dr. Jara their own stories about overcoming obstacles and succeeding with the support of their JAG Specialist.

We also salute Principal Lolo James and his amazing team who have led Chaparral from a 34% graduation rate to a 92% graduation rate in a few short years!
5. JAG Career Clothing Drive to Start Right After Thanksgiving!
Your gently worn professional clothing can help a JAG student at his/her next job interview! Beginning Tuesday, November 27 and continuing through January 31, 2019, JAG Nevada will collect professional clothing such as suits, ties, dresses, shoes, accessories and other professional attire to distribute to needy and deserving JAG students who will put the clothing to good use. Contact Patricia at for more information.
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.
“Act your age, not your shoe size … Factio vestri aevum, non vestri calceus amplitudo.”
Rene Cantu Jr., Ph.D. | Jobs for Nevada's Graduates Inc.| (702) 410-8078|
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