Three schools in the Meramec Valley R-III School District participate in the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG). The District added the program for the 2019-2020 school year and it's already making a difference in the community. Pacific High School's JAG students organized and manage a school coffee shop, prepare weekly meals for the Weekend Backpack Program, and are often found volunteering their time a community events. Riverbend Middle and Pacific Intermediate's JAG students work on citizenship and money management skills.
JAG is a national program that helps students who have potential, but who also have a number of barriers to overcome, including poverty, a challenging family life, and trauma they have experienced in their lives. JAG helps those students reach their full potential by first graduating from high school and being successful at whatever career they choose to enter.
In 2020-21, JAG-Missouri will serve more than 3,250 students in 87 programs in 60 schools across Missouri. JAG-Missouri will be offered in 22 middle school programs, 43 multi-year high school programs, and 12 alternative programs.
To read more about the Missouri JAG Program, use the following link:
If your businesses or civic group would like to partner with one of the MVR-III JAG groups, please reach out to following JAG teachers.
Dean Penberthy; Pacific High JAG Teacher
Email Dean at email@example.com
Eric Covert; Riverbend Middle JAG Teacher
Email Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org
Christina Carrico; Pacific Intermediate JAG Teacher
Email Christine at email@example.com