Our Mission: To assess, develop, and support implementation of sustainable economic structures which honor the human right to have a job and a living wage.
AMERICAN JOBS FOR AMERICA’S YOUTH (AJAY)
A Montana Proposal to the Nation
OUR GOAL: We propose that every graduate of high school—with at least a year of National Service, paid internship, apprenticeship or college— and every graduate of two-year or four-year college/ university, who is ready and able to work, shall be assured of a full-time job opportunity at a living wage.
AJAY is not proposing a new, large federal implementation bureaucracy, but a collaborative strategy that emphasizes local leadership and decision-making and expansion or replication of existing outstanding programs. In specific places all across America, local public agencies and non-profits, schools, labor unions and businesses and churches are doing terrific, life-changing work. But as a nation, we have not adequately shared their stories and, as a team, brought these opportunities to all of America’s youth.
So: Please read the core documents linked here. The Executive Summary and Full Report describe our comprehensive approach. Supporting information for the AJAY proposal can be found in the cost-benefit analysis and resources appendices, both here and at the American Jobs For America’s Youth website.
And then, if you are as fired up as we are, help bring AJAY to life. We, the American people, need to step up: We need to talk to our families, neighbors and friends, our community, business and church leaders, and local, state and federal officials. Get them engaged!!