Every high school junior, senior, and recent graduate who desires personal betterment, improvement of social and life skills, and employment prospects
shall have access to a mentor-mentee relationship and the opportunity to obtain internships and jobs with community employers.


Foster life and work skills in America's youth foster through collaboration among communities, schools, citizen mentors and employers.

  • Connect mentors and students who will work together to nurture the student’s social and work skills, self-esteem, and work ethic

  • Collaborate with partners to provide students with potentially rewarding work opportunities

  • Strengthen early professional development opportunities for students in order to provide communities with a sustainable pipeline of valuable employees


Community-Led Collaboration to Build

American Jobs for America's Youth

Life and Work Skills for the 21st Century

“This is the right project for the right time.”
Waded Cruzado, President, Montana State University, Bozeman

“AJAY’s wise investment in youth will stretch the horizons of our future. We need AJAY now more than ever.” 
Diane Fladmo, Director of Research, MEA-MFT

“This is a heavy lift. Count me in.”
Jim Hagenbarth, Dillon Rancher

“We can DO this!”
Major General John E. (Gene) Prendergast, U.S. Army (ret), Commander, Montana National Guard, 1993-2004


American Jobs for America’s Youth
P.O. Box 923 • Helena, Montana 59624​


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