Jobs in the Arts Make Sense (JAMS) is Van Go’s employment program for 14-18 year old youth. JAMS serves teens who have identified barriers to employment and educational attainment including, but not limited to: living in poverty, court involvement, mental health diagnosis, placement in foster care, truancy or having an IEP in school. JAMS serves the emerging workforce by teaching them important job skills employers value and life skills needed for self-sufficiency. Our holistic approach entails providing them with meaningful paid employment to create art, all while addressing the needs that qualified the youth for our programs. JAMS typically operates in three 8-week sessions throughout the year in the spring, summer, and fall.