Dropout Prevention Program

Jobs for America's Graduates (jag.org) is a nationwide dropout prevention program for youth. The statewide Jobs for Michigan's Graduates program helps Michigan's young people who are at risk of dropping out of high school and make successful transitions to postsecondary education or meaningful employment. The In-School Dropout Prevention Program is a high school program. This JMG high school model goals are to keep students in school through graduation. There is considerable interest in recruiting students in the 9th grade and delivering support services for four years before high school graduation. Students earn credits toward graduation and possibly early college credit. Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates is designed to enhance, not replace, the standard school curriculum.

  • In-School Eligibility Requirements:
    • Attend Hamady or Southwestern High school
    • Ages –14-18
    • Reside in Flint School district
  • Core elements of this program include:
    • Classroom instruction
    • Competency-based curriculums
    • Adult mentoring
    • Advisement and support
    • Summer employment training
    • Student-led leadership development
    • Job and postsecondary education placement services
    • 12-month follow-up services
    • Accountability system
  • Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates teach
    • Leadership
    • Financial literacy
    • Problem-solving
    • Career development
    • An interactive learning environment for students

For More Information please contact:


Workforce & Economic Development
Mott Community College
Workforce Education Center
709 N. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48503
Phone (810) 232-2555

GST Michigan Works funds this program.

two high school graduates posing for photo
two high school graduates posing for photo