American Jobs for America's Youth, Montana  (AJAY MT) collaborates with communities in Montana to build life and work skills for the 21st century. AJAY MT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt organization (#84-2066548) connecting a network of statewide change leaders working to improve the lives of current and future generations of Montana's youth.


our mission

​Foster life and work skills in youth through collaboration among communities, schools, citizen mentors and employers.
our VISIOn

Every high school junior, senior, and recent graduate who seeks to improve their social and life skills and employment prospects shall have access to a mentorship and the opportunity to obtain internships and jobs with community employers.

our strategies

In order to achieve our vision of all young Montanans having access meaningful work and professional support, AJAY MT employs a variety of strategies:

  • 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 meaningful early work opportunities

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

  • Build capacity in schools and communities to educate, support, and mentor young Montanans