Every graduate of high school–with at least one year of military or civilian National Service, paid internship, apprenticeship or college–and every graduate of a two-year or four-year college or university, who is ready and able to work, shall be assured a full-time job opportunity at a living wage.

  • To enrich the lives of America’s youth by collaboration among citizens, schools, organizations and communities to build a committed, sustainable and world-class student community and workforce. 

  • To connect and promote effective organizations as well as new initiatives that, from cradle to career, foster young people’s social skills, self-esteem, optimism, and work ethic. 

  • And to promote and develop diverse work opportunities that can become the foundation of dignity for our youth and their communities.


Community-Led Collaboration to Build

American Jobs for America's Youth

Life and Work Skills for the 21st Century

Montana's pilot

“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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