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The Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program is a state-based, national non-profit organization dedicated to helping high school students of promise who have experienced challenging or traumatic life experiences achieve success through graduation.

JAG is a resiliency-building workforce program that helps students learn in-demand employability skills and provides a bridge to post-secondary education and career advancement opportunities. Currently there are 125 JAG programs available throughout Indiana.

JAG students receive adult mentoring while in school and one year of follow-up counseling after graduation.

Indiana’s program consistently graduates approximately 95% of participants and many students choose to continue their education after high school. The JAG program is funded through grants provided by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

Picture of Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb

Picture of Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb

Governor Eric Holcomb and several legislators attended to meet students, celebrate their success across the state, and learn more about JAG Indiana.

The education and training provided through JAG Indiana has prepared thousands of young Hoosiers for success after high school and opened doors to positive education career and personal outcomes that will impact their lives forever.

-Governor and JAG National Board Member
Eric J. Holcomb




NamePhoneEmail Counties Served
Michelle Truswell 574-772-6882 Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, and Starke
Savannah Quezada 317-450-1615 Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall, and St. Joseph
Rachel Bryant 260-760-2984 Adams, Allen, Dekalb, Grant, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley
Mellisa Leaming 765-807-0888
Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Frankfort, Howard, Miami, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Tipton, and White
Sara Beth Meyers 317-818-0846 Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Morgan, and Shelby
Lisa Price 260-251-0713 Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Henry, Jay, Randolph, Rush, Union, and Wayne
Greg Lee 812-249-8585 Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo
Sam Perkins 812-675-7579 Brown, Daviess, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, and Owen
Kristal Biehle 812-569-1776 Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland
Laura Lowe 812-722-7157 Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott, and Washington
Chrissy Ash Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick
Beth Bowling 317-713-7614 Marion


Leslie Crist Associate Chief Operating Officer Workforce Programs and JAG National State Lead
Bart Doan Assistant Director of Youth Initiatives
Brianna Morse Director Youth Initiatives and JAG National Lead
Cherish ShaferField Support Manager, Northern
Christine Shaffer Manager of Professional Development
Derek MorganStatewide Training
Jennifer RobinsonField Support Manager, Southern
Laura Wheeler Associate Director of Quality Assurance

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Jobs for America’s Graduates
Indiana Department of Workforce Development
10 North Senate Avenue, Room 203
Indianapolis, IN 46204
P: (317) 233-6815

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