Northeast Indiana Works collaborates in a number of regional initiatives designed to prepare young people for tomorrow’s workforce and oversees two youth-focused development programs.
Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is a state-based, national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing young people most at-risk from becoming dropouts. JAG students receive mentoring while in high school and one year of follow-up guidance after graduation.
In northeast Indiana, JAG is funded and overseen by Northeast Indiana Works. Brightpoint provides the JAG services at 15 high schools in Allen, DeKalb, Grant, Huntington, Noble and Wabash counties.
BE SOMEONE NOW
Be SomeOne Now is a program for qualified young people ages 16 to 24 that provides career development, including assistance obtaining high school equivalency, going to college, and developing the skills needed for employment. Northeast Indiana Works oversees and funds the program. Brightpoint provides Be SomeOne Now programming in the 11 counties served by Northeast Indiana Works.