JAG Youth Program

If you are a junior or senior in high school and want to pursue a brighter future, Brightpoint JAG is for you!
Through training, mentoring, and placement services, we prepare young people for employment or post-secondary training/education after high school. Our mission is not just to keep young people in school through graduation; we also provide work-based learning experiences that will lead to career advancement opportunities and a more rewarding future.

Click here for the JAG brochure.

Brightpoint JAG carefully selects qualified students for the program through an advisory committee composed of high school faculty, administrators, school counselors, and the JAG program manager.

Brightpoint JAG helps students complete diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE) requirements, enter into post-secondary education or military service, obtain job-related skills, and remain employed full-time after graduation.

Participating high schools

  • Columbia City
  • DeKalb
  • Heritage
  • Huntington North
  • Impact Institute (Kendallville)
  • Manchester
  • New Haven
  • North Side
  • Northrop
  • Snider
  • South Side I
  • Southside II
  • Wayne

Student participants receive:

    Additional classroom instruction
    Adult mentoring
    Guidance and counseling
    Leadership development
    Employability skills training
    Summer employment training
    Job/internship and post-secondary education placement services
    Connections to school and community-based services
    Follow-up services for 12 months


“I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do my junior year in high school, but after two years in the JAG program, I know exactly what I want to do, and what I have to do in order to get where I want to be in life.” – DeMetra Taylor

“Having a teacher/mentor that really actually cared about the students made everyone grow closer as a group and as a family in JAG. You’ll learn so much more stuff that school doesn’t teach and learn how to be independent.” – Kayla Russell

“JAG isn’t a class I go to every morning, it’s more like a family dinner on Sunday.” – Ashia Howard

“JAG helped me fill out applications to jobs my junior year, and now I’ve had the same job for almost two years.” – Damond Meriweather

“JAG has given me life experience that will follow me forever.” – Brandon Savage (Senior, Mississinewa JAG)

For more information about the JAG Program, contact us or the JAG program manager at (260) 423-3546, ext. 287.