Kenneth M. Smith

President & Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder at Jobs for Americas Graduates, Inc.

Kenneth M. Smith

Kenneth M. Smith

President & Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder at Jobs for Americas Graduates, Inc.

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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 72,000 at-risk young people annually, in more than 1,400 high schools in 36 states. Over one million youth have been served throughout JAG’s 39 year history.

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Strategic Partnerships LLC
Jobs for Americas Graduates, Inc.

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574

Primary Location

Sarasota, FL, United States

Number of Boards

5

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President & Chief Executive Officer at National Urban League, Inc.

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Former Governor of Mississippi

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Vice Chairman & Co-Leader, Board & Chief Executive Officer Services at Korn Ferry

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Venture Partner at Flying Fish Management LLC

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Former Governor of Delaware

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Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Archer Daniels Midland Co.

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Senior Fellow at The U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Governor at Louisiana Office of the Governor, John Bel Edwards

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Founder at America's Promise - The Alliance for Youth

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Governor at Arkansas Office of the Governor, Asa Hutchinson

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Kenneth M. Smith
President & Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder at Jobs for Americas Graduates, Inc.
Education
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations

American University’s School of International Service (SIS) is a top-10 school of international affairs located in Washington, D.C. Since their founding in 1957, they have answered President Dwight D. Eisenhower's call to prepare students of international affairs to "wage peace." They do so because they believe the world needs leaders who are ready to serve.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Current
Member, Board of Directors
1980 - Current

Jobs for America's Graduates, or JAG, is a school-to-career program implemented in 1,000 high schools, alternative schools, community colleges, and middle schools across the United States and the United Kingdom. JAG's mission is to keep young people in school through graduation and provide work-based learning experiences that will lead to career advancement opportunities or to enroll in a post-secondary institution that leads to a rewarding career. JAG is a U.S. national non-profit corporation established in 1980 for the purpose of assisting state affiliates in building a statewide organizations to achieve the goals of the program. JAG's national headquarters is located in Alexandria.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

America's Promise Alliance is the nation's largest partnership organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth by raising awareness, supporting communitites, and engaging in non-partisan advocacy to ensure that young people graduate high school with the skills they need to succeed in college and the 21st century workplace.

Chairman, Board of Trustees
Prior
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