iJAG has shown me skills that I will use for the rest of my life. iJAG has helped me prepare for college and find financial aid. iJAG gave me a reason to want to go to school and to graduate.

iJAG Celebrates Service For Veterans Day 2014

This year iJAG wanted to mark Veterans Day across all of our programs and set aside this time as an opportunity to serve others. Students walked in parades, put on Veterans Day assemblies, collected donations for Veterans groups, and hosted the military in their class rooms. Other students extended the day of service into the community gathering blankets for the homeless and even raking leaves for seniors.

Leadership Development Conference 2014

LDC 2014 Tuesday, October 14th Des Moines, Camp Dodge This Fall members from each of our 37 programs will come together to learn what it means to truly be a leader. Each school selects students to represnt them in their school's chapter of the Career Association, iJAG's extra curricular organization. These leaders formulate the plan for the year. On the 14th students will come to Des Moines to learn more about their roles as President, Vice President of Social Awareness, Vice President of Civic Awareness, Vice President of Career Development, Vice President of Service Learning, Vice President of Leadership Development...

2014 Career Development Conference

Thursday, May 1st FFA Enrichment Center, DMACC Ankeny Campus The Career Development Conference (CDC) is an annual event where iJAG students showcase their competitive spirit through poise and confidence in meeting the career element of their Plan of Work. Students will be competing amongst their peers in various competitive events, participate in interactive workshops, and attend the awards luncheon. Students from 28 schools will compete in Public Speaking, Marketing, Employability Skills, Signature/Banner competition, Critical Thinking and Decision Making. Students will also engage in the Junk Game, by forming groups and creating familiar objects out of household “junk”. This game allows...

iJAG is Guaranteeing Graduates by Unlocking Student Potential

 iJAG is needed now more than ever to graduate students and prepare them for success in the workforce and life. iJAG is the premier non-profit organization connecting business and education to provide the most cost-effective dropout prevention and school to career solutions in Iowa.

Students in the iJAG program have trouble making it in a conventional classroom because of the distractions and barriers at home, outside the classroom or even inside the classroom. Relying on real-world, project-based instructional methods and an unconventional approach to personal connections with students, the iJAG teaching specialists work within conventional learning environments to help remove barriers and show students how to achieve the next step of their career or education.