iJAG benefits Iowa by increasing high school graduation rates, preparing high school students to enter the workforce, preparing youth to become productive members of our community decreasing juvenile crime and delinquency, and by increasing the number of people working and contributing to society. iJAG students develop character and improve performance needed to realize one’s potential for excellence in school, the workplace, as well as continuous self-development. iJAG graduates who are employed full time repay the cost of their participation within 14 months after graduation through payroll or sales taxes. Additionally, iJAG students across Iowa participate in service learning project - last year this equated to nearly 16,000 hours of volunteer work.
The success of the program is reflected in iJAG’s documented, measurable performance outcomes.
iJAG education specialists collect information on each student and activity at the local level, allowing iJAG to document outcomes. iJAG vigilantly tracks and responds to the outcomes of our programs, always keeping students at the center of the educational process. Ultimately, our students achieve a better success rate than the overall student population of Iowa. We collect and analyze data through the JAG Electronic National Data Management System (e-NDMS). Program performance standards are monitored by the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University and JAG program. This system contains data on JAG students across the nation and obtains information upon intake, during participation in the iJAG program, and for one year post graduation.