JAG National Staff
President and Chief Executive Officer
Kenneth M. Smith, Co-Founder
Mr. Kenneth M. Smith serves as President and CEO of Jobs for America’s Graduates, Inc. (JAG), the nation’s largest, most consistently applied model of dropout prevention and school-to-career transition for at-risk young people of great promise.
In 1979, Mr. Smith worked with Governor Pete du Pont of Delaware on the design of the first statewide test of the JAG Model, and has served as President and CEO since its inception. JAG currently serves 48,000 at-risk young people annually, in more than 1,000 high schools in 32 states. Over one million youth have been throughout JAG’s 35 year history.