The national JAG Model provides performance standards and best practices for serving young people from ages 13 to 24. NH-JAG focuses on the following three distinct program models, which help to empower New Hampshire youth with strengthening their ties to school and planning for the future:
1) Middle School Model
2) Multi-Year High School Model
3) Out-of-School Model
The Middle School Model was developed in an effort to assist students to stay engaged/connected, to promote students’ academic and social success and to assist them in improving their leadership and team membership skills. Instruction is based on experiential-based and community-based learning. The ultimate goal is to prepare students for a more successful high school transition. The JAG Specialist continues to support students through their first year in high school. JAG serves 25-30 students in a year-round program.
The focus is to support students in their academic achievements and to give them opportunities to develop leadership skills through Career Association activities, community service and social events. We prepare them to enter the workforce and pursue post-secondary education or training. We continue to support students for a full year after graduation. Each program serves up to 45 students per year.
The out-of-school program provides employment and training for youth ages 16-24. Youth are provided with an opportunity to learn valuable work skills through participantion in post secondary certificate programs and/or college credits.
Employment and Occupation skills training, paid work-based learning opportunities and assistance in attaining a high school credential are some of the services provided.