JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) Jobs for America’s Graduates-Missouri, known as JAG-Missouri, recently received a number of contributions totaling more than $100,000 – one of the best fundraising periods in the organization’s recent history.
JAG is a 40-year-old national nonprofit organization that has helped more than 1.5 million students reach their full potential by ensuring they graduate from high school and are successful at the career of their choosing. JAG graduates overcome significant academic, economic, and social challenges to graduate and enter the workforce.
For the 2020-2021 school year, JAG is serving more than 76,000 participants in 1,450 communities across 40 state affiliates. Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson currently serve as co-chairs of the JAG-Missouri Board of Directors. Governor Parson also serves on the JAG National Board of Directors along with 13 other governors.
“We are passionate about workforce development and giving Missouri students the opportunity to advance in their education and careers,” Governor and First Lady Parson said in a joint statement. “That is why we got involved with JAG, and we have not been disappointed. The program has truly changed the lives of students in very positive ways, and we are proud to be a part of it.”
In recent weeks, JAG-Missouri has received the following contributions to support its students:
AT&T Foundation – $5,000 – AT&T, one of JAG’s longest-standing supporters, made a $1 million commitment to JAG National in 2020 to provide emergency resources to build virtual services for JAG participants.