Washington, DC, May 14, 2020 – Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG), a national nonprofit serving 75,000 youth across 39 states, is thrilled to be working with T-Mobile to celebrate this year’s graduating class – a class unlike any other. As graduations are being cancelled, postponed or modified due to the COVID-19 pandemic, T-Mobile will help bring the graduation tradition of the cap toss to life…virtually through TikTok. With the #TossYourCap Challenge, students, their families and friends, and other supporters can post TikTok videos with #TossYourCap. For each post, T-Mobile will make a $5 donation to JAG, up to $200,000.
“We applaud T-Mobile for developing such a fun, creative and virtual way to celebrate the class of 2020. While this year’s graduates never envisioned their high school careers ending this way, we honor their resiliency, persistence and optimism during this unprecedented time,” said Ken Smith, President of Jobs for America’s Graduates.
“JAG is honored to be the recipient of funds collected through the #TossYourCap Challenge. We’re extremely proud of our JAG students, who receive critical training and support from their JAG Specialists to overcome significant challenges so they graduate from high school. And, JAG continues to support them for a full year after as they transition to college, the military, and meaningful careers,” said JAG’s Executive Vice President, Janelle Duray. “The JAG family sends our best wishes to the entire class of 2020, wishing them health, happiness and success in their future pursuits.”
As business and education adapts in response to COVID-19, Jobs for America’s Graduates, their state-based Affiliates, and dedicated JAG Specialists are providing ongoing services to 75,000 youth across the country so they are prepared for the competitive job market following graduation. In addition to supporting the development of online services for JAG students across the country, funds will be allocated in the form of academic scholarships to those in need.
To participate in the #TossYourCap Challenge, post a video on TikTok with #TossYourCap between May 14 and May 31. Open TikTok and head to the Discover page, then click into the T-Mobile hashtag challenge or search for #TossYourCap. Find the challenge song, “All I Do Is Win (feat. T-Pain)” by DJ Khaled, click “use this sound” and get your cap ready! Anybody can participate in the #TossYourCap Challenge – you don’t need to be a graduating senior or JAG student to enter.
Take on the #TossYourCap Challenge on TikTok:
- Open TikTok and head to the Discover page.
- Click on #TossYourCap, or search for #TossYourCap.
- Find the song “All I Do Is Win (feat. T-Pain)” by DJ Khaled, click “use this sound,” then get your grad cap, hat, or whatever you wanna toss at the ready…
- Toss! That! Cap!
- Post your video using #TossYourCap — then, invite your friends to take on the challenge next and build on your video. You can post as many times as you like!
About Jobs for America’s Graduates
Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is a national nonprofit that has been reaching our nation’s most underserved youth for 40 years. JAG is a unique, valuable and necessary program providing youth with the essential skills for success. The JAG National Network has a footprint in 39 states, across 1,400 communities, impacting more than 75,000 youth annually.