St. Louis County, MO (KTRS) Students at Riverview Gardens High School will have the opportunity to participate in the Jobs For America’s Graduates program, also known as JAG.
This is thanks to additional public and private funding. Governor Jay Nixon made that announcement on Monday after meeting with students at Riverview Gardens High School.
Nixon says JAG has a proven success record. “For the latest graduating class, a record 93% JAG students graduated from high school and that’s tremendous and just as impressive, the fact that 79% of those students have a job or are enrolled in secondary education.”
The JAG program at Riverview is being made possible by a $20,000 contribution from Regions Bank as well as USA Funds, a national nonprofit which contributed a 750-thousand-dollar grand to JAG Missouri.
JAG is designed to keep at-risk students in school and move into the workforce or higher education. It has been in operation for three decades and operates in 32 states.