Jobs for Michigan's Graduates
As the premier program of Youth Solutions, Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) helps young people find their path to education and employment success.
What We Do
JMG provides one-on-one services delivered specifically in communities where youth are facing multiple socioeconomic barriers and high youth disconnection rates. We create equitable access to education and employment, providing the knowledge and skills needed to identify a high-wage, in-demand career, all while helping young people overcome individual barriers and ensuring success.
JMG services are delivered in two phases: active and follow-up which is 12 additional months of service delivery for youth who have earned a high school diploma/GED. JMG specialists (staff delivering the services) provide a sense of purpose and belonging in addition to trauma-informed care, focusing on both educational and emotional development.
Life Skills Taught at 100 Locations
Pathways to Employment
Paid Work Experiences
A Built-In Networking Community
Out of School
graduation rate, 10+ years running
of graduates go on to postsecondary education, employment or the military
youth have been served in the JMG program since 2008
*Total number as of 11/3/23*
Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates is the Michigan affiliate of the national Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) network, one of the largest and most successful student-centered programs that help young people achieve their fullest potential.
The Role of the JMG Specialist
“Specialists are the local, on-the-ground teachers who work with JAG’s students on a daily basis. They are often the first trusted adults in these students’ lives. They work with the students to help them overcome the many barriers at school and in their personal lives that can prevent them from graduating and reaching their full potential. Specialists push their kids forward and pull them along. They are the safe harbor, the secure anchor every teenager wants and needs.” - Forbes Magazine, May 12. 2020