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American Jobs for America's Youth, Montana  (AJAY MT) is a
501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt organization (#84-2066548).

AJAY MT collaborates with Montana communities and a network of statewide change leaders working to improve the lives of current and future generations of Montana's youth.

our mission

We develop social, life, and work skills in youth through collaboration among communities, schools,  mentors and employers.
All youth have an opportunity for mentoring and work with community employers in order to build  social, work, and life skills through experiential learning so our youth and communities thrive.

our values
  • We work to ensure that honesty, integrity, and equity are foremost as we work with partners and serve communities.
  • Our youth are our most valuable asset.
  • Hands-on experiential learning in real-world settings is essential to developing the skills, knowledge, and confidence our youth need to succeed in their personal and professional lives, while making a positive impact on our communities and the world at large.
  • Our youth make the world a better place if given equitable opportunities to thrive in an inclusive environment.
  • Informed stakeholder engagement is essential for a thriving community, sustainable workforce, and healthy youth.

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

  • Engage communities to expand opportunities for youth

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

Non-Discrimination Policy

AJAY MT does not discriminate with regard to race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, age, gender, disability, veteran or current or future military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status.


AJAY MT is a proud member of the Montana Nonprofit Association and the Work-Based Learning Collaborative

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