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Community-Led Collaboration to Build

American Jobs for America's Youth

Life and Work Skills for the 21st Century



Want to learn more about the Summer Jobs Program?  Find information for students, employers, mentors and parents here!

our mission

Develop social, life, and work skills in youth through collaboration among communities, schools, mentors, and employers.


“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

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