Jobs For Maine's Graduates (JMG)
Jobs For Maine’s Graduates (JMG) is the only nonprofit in Maine offering a continuum of support to help students transition from middle school through high school graduation, onto post-secondary education through degree attainment and connections to successful career pathways. JMG partners with Maine’s public middle and high schools, community colleges, and our university system to help students reach their fullest potential.
JMG’s College Success Program (CSP) is a comprehensive bridging and retention program that starts in high school and continues seamlessly through college. The singular and overarching goal of the CSP is to help students with barriers to education obtain a post-secondary credential.
In partnership with Maine colleges, the CSP plays a critical role in students’ success and can mean the difference between a student completing college or dropping out. JMG’s College Success Program has been designed based on our own extensive experiences helping students graduate both high school and college, as well as the latest research from college-bridging and retention programs nationwide. Eligible students include those who were part of a JMG program in middle or high school, youth who are or have been in foster care, and college students who received their General Educational Development Test (GED) within the last five years.
In the years leading up to college, the CSP helps students prepare for and aspire to college through academic support, campus resources, application assistance, and more. Once in college, the CSP provides students with a range of individualized services including academic, social, and financial support.