Since 1999, our passion to help students find their way and serve “Every Student. No Matter What!” has never waivered. This statement reflects our commitment to uplift youth who make experiences significant barriers to graduation, learning in-demand and employability.
We align our evidence-based program model to the unique needs of middle schools, high schools and alternative school partners across the state which may include local career education goals, workforce development needs career, soft-skill development programs and an emphasis on resiliency, leadership training, career preparedness, dropout prevention initiatives and other academic benchmarks. What makes us unique is our ability to develop a customized plan for success.
Our outcomes? Graduates who are career-ready, successfully navigating college or pursuing full-time work with iJAG’s employer connections and leaders of their generation. This is all backed through several success strategies that support statewide priorities.
“MCSD is fortunate to have four Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) teachers serving our middle school, high school and alternative high school. These instructors develop positive professional relationships with our students and help them to develop college, career and life readiness skills. iJAG provides our students with work-based learning opportunities and helps our students understand the knowledge, skills, talent and attributes necessary to successfully pursue their goals and dreams
– Dr. Theron J. Schutte, Superintendent, Marshalltown Community School District