Senators Carper, Blackburn Celebrate Successful Passage of Senate Resolution to Recognize Jobs for America’s Graduates

Today, a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) to recognize the work of Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) successfully passed the United States Senate. JAG is a state-based national nonprofit organization dedicated to serving young people who face significant challenges and helping them reach economic and academic success. JAG was founded in Delaware 44 years ago, and has since helped 1.6 million young people across 39 states.

“JAG is a national leader in providing opportunities for our nation’s young people, and graduates of the program enter the real world with skills that will help them succeed,” said Senator Carper. “In fact, Delaware was the state where JAG first opened its doors – and throughout my time in public service, I have seen time and time again the difference that this program makes in the lives of young people across our state. I’m glad to see this bipartisan resolution pass the Senate to recognize the amazing work that JAG has done.”

“Since its creation in 1980, Jobs for America’s Graduates has served over 1.6 million young people and regularly helped more than 90 percent of their yearly participants graduate from high school,” said Senator Blackburn. “I am pleased to partner with Senator Carper to commend them for a job well done in equipping future generations, particularly underserved youth and those facing significant challenges, with the tools they need to be successful in academia, the workforce, and beyond.”

“Jobs for Delaware Graduates was the first statewide affiliate under JAG, and we are proud to celebrate 44 years of service for our community,” said State Senator Nicole Poore, President of Jobs for Delaware Graduates. “So many Delaware students have been part of our great organization over the years, and we have spent countless hours mentoring students from 6th grade through graduation. Our motto is to educate, empower, and employ students across the state and the nation and I want to thank Senators Carper and Blackburn for recognizing our work.”  

Full text of the resolution is available here.