Removingbarriers for10 years<br />
4,442 students (11%) dropped out of Iowa schools in 2008.<br />Half of all heads of public assistance households are high ...
One or more grades behind peers<br />Low academic performance<br />Basic skills deficient<br />Excessive absences<br />Lac...
Average students didn’t have access to the talented and gifted programs or the special education resources…<br />         ...
A variety of barriers kept kids from graduating from high school and successfully transitioning to an entry level job that...
…but Iowa leaders knew there was a way to eliminate those barriers.  <br />
“I loved iJAG because it was a small class and we talked a lot about our futures.”<br />- Carolina Aguilar<br />
iJAG today…<br />
Last year, iJAG students contributed more than 9,000 hours of community service.<br />
For the last 10 years, at least 93% of iJAG students graduated with their class or within one year of their class.<br />
93% of iJAG grads enroll in post-secondary education, join the military or are employed full time. <br />
24% of iJAG grads are the first generation in their family to graduate from high school.<br />
Nearly 60% of iJAG grads are the first generation in their family to have any post-secondary education.<br />
iJAG specialists use unconventional methods within conventional high schools<br />										        …real-world, project-b...
“Before iJAG, I was immature and didn’t take school seriously. Now, I want to go to college.”<br />   - Ashley Jones<br />...
iJAG tomorrow…<br />
In 1999 iJAG served 297 students in 12th grade.<br />In 2009 we’ll serve more than 1,500 students in 8th grade through col...
We still have more work to do…<br />…25 schools are on the waiting list for an iJAG program.<br />
Placing an iJAG specialist into a school for one year costs $76,000. <br />The school district is responsible for $15,000 ...
Thank you to our growing list of iJAG supporters<br />St. Martin’s Episcopal ChurchPerry, Iowa<br />Iowa Legislature<br />
“I have never worked with a group of people that are as passionate about their work and outcomes as those that run iJAG.”	...
How can you get involved? <br />
Donate.<br />
Volunteer.<br />
Speak out on behalf of iJAG in your community.<br />
Together, we’ll keep knocking down barriers, and graduating students across Iowa.  <br />
www.ijag.org<br />
www.ijag.org<br />
www.ijag.org<br />
www.ijag.org<br />
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Removing barriers for 10 years

One program in Iowa high schools is successfully graduating students and preparing them to enter the workforce. We’re iJAG – Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates – and we’re one of the most cost-effective dropout prevention and school-to-career solutions in Iowa.

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iJAG 10th Anniversary

  1. 1. Removingbarriers for10 years<br />
  2. 2. 4,442 students (11%) dropped out of Iowa schools in 2008.<br />Half of all heads of public assistance households are high school dropouts.<br />Welfare costs for dropouts are estimated to be $1.8 million per year.<br />57% of Iowa prisoners are high school dropouts….costing $31,032 per individual annually.<br />
  3. 3. One or more grades behind peers<br />Low academic performance<br />Basic skills deficient<br />Excessive absences<br />Lack of marketable occupational skills<br />Lack of HOPE<br />These are the symptoms…<br />
  4. 4. Average students didn’t have access to the talented and gifted programs or the special education resources…<br /> they often fell through the cracks of the traditional education system. <br />
  5. 5. A variety of barriers kept kids from graduating from high school and successfully transitioning to an entry level job that leads to a career…<br />
  6. 6. …but Iowa leaders knew there was a way to eliminate those barriers. <br />
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  8. 8. “I loved iJAG because it was a small class and we talked a lot about our futures.”<br />- Carolina Aguilar<br />
  9. 9. iJAG today…<br />
  10. 10. Last year, iJAG students contributed more than 9,000 hours of community service.<br />
  11. 11. For the last 10 years, at least 93% of iJAG students graduated with their class or within one year of their class.<br />
  12. 12. 93% of iJAG grads enroll in post-secondary education, join the military or are employed full time. <br />
  13. 13. 24% of iJAG grads are the first generation in their family to graduate from high school.<br />
  14. 14. Nearly 60% of iJAG grads are the first generation in their family to have any post-secondary education.<br />
  15. 15. iJAG specialists use unconventional methods within conventional high schools<br /> …real-world, project-based activities that engage students who otherwise would not be engaged<br />
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  21. 21. “Before iJAG, I was immature and didn’t take school seriously. Now, I want to go to college.”<br /> - Ashley Jones<br /> Des Moines Lincoln High School<br />
  22. 22. iJAG tomorrow…<br />
  23. 23. In 1999 iJAG served 297 students in 12th grade.<br />In 2009 we’ll serve more than 1,500 students in 8th grade through college.<br />
  24. 24. We still have more work to do…<br />…25 schools are on the waiting list for an iJAG program.<br />
  25. 25. Placing an iJAG specialist into a school for one year costs $76,000. <br />The school district is responsible for $15,000 of that figure.<br />The difference comes from taxpayers and private-sector partners.<br />
  26. 26. Thank you to our growing list of iJAG supporters<br />St. Martin’s Episcopal ChurchPerry, Iowa<br />Iowa Legislature<br />
  27. 27. “I have never worked with a group of people that are as passionate about their work and outcomes as those that run iJAG.” - Michael Sadler<br /> Qwest Communications and iJAG Board Member<br />
  28. 28. How can you get involved? <br />
  29. 29. Donate.<br />
  30. 30. Volunteer.<br />
  31. 31. Speak out on behalf of iJAG in your community.<br />
  32. 32. Together, we’ll keep knocking down barriers, and graduating students across Iowa. <br />
  33. 33. www.ijag.org<br />
  34. 34. www.ijag.org<br />
  35. 35. www.ijag.org<br />
  36. 36. www.ijag.org<br />
  37. 37. www.ijag.org<br />

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