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.

2015 National Student Leadership Academy in Washington, DC

This week, eleven students are representing iJAG at the annual National Student Leadership Academy in Washington DC. They will be competing against students from across the nation in Employability Skills, Public Speaking, and Math events. In addition to their contests, the students have met with Iowa Representative David Young, and Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley (pictured below) to discuss the importance of iJAG and how the program, and their education specialists, have helped unlock their potential.

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.