What is JAG?
Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is a national organization. City of Baker School District adopted the middle school program model in 2016. The purpose of this program is to foster student’s success and lower school dropout rates. JAG is designed to help students stay in school, graduate, and find successful careers.
JAG has three major goals for the Junior High Program, which are:
JAG AIM HIGH Accelerated Interventions from Middle (AIM) to High School Programs
Self-UnderstandingCommunicationOrganizationStudy SkillsDecision makingCharacter DevelopmentDreamworkLife SkillsNegotiation TechniquesCareer Based Learning
Students will be initiated into the JAG Career Association. The Baker Middle JAG chapter is a student-led and designed to practice and refine personal and leadership skills. The chapter members select officers, serve on committees and develop and execute plans of work.
Students will participate in community events, learn citizenship, service learning, volunteering, fundraisers, and job shadowing.
High School Transition
The student will participate in a number of activities to prepare for high school readiness. Each student’s progress will be tracked using a follow-up system.
JAG Initiation and Installation Ceremony
October 18, 2018
Congratulations to the newest members of Baker Middle School JAG Aim High Program. The following JAG Officers for 2018 will attend the Student Leadership Conference in Lafayette, LA.
2018 JAG Officers:President – Eluan Clark
Destiny Jones was selected as JAG-LA Middle School Representative. Destiny and her JAG Specialist, Ms. Keyo Johnson won an all-inclusive trip to Washington, DC to attend the National Student Leadership Academy. Destiny will be the first JAG-LA Middle School Representative to attend this conference.
Ms. Johnson has demonstrated a deep commitment to working with youth as an educator and counselor for over 10 years. Recognizing the need for positive youth development, she advanced her career by studying counseling. With her teaching and counseling background, she works diligently within her community as an educator, mentor, life coach, and TRIO advocate. Ms. Keyo Johnson has extensive experience working in education and working in urban communities.
In August 2016, Ms. Keyo Johnson started up the JAG program at Baker Middle School. As a JAG Specialist, she administers assessments to help the students overcome various barriers and coordinate career advancement activities. Ms. Johnson’s classroom is designed to provide the students with a sense of belongingness. She creates a family structure with an atmosphere that allows students to feel a connection to school and their JAG peers.
Ms. Johnson works closely with the students to enhance their self-esteem through self- understanding and providing leadership opportunities. Her commitment to each JAG student at Baker Middle is to ensure a safe, secure, and supportive learning environment.