Youth Development

JagTag Enterprises, Inc., has provided training services to youth 14-20 years old for over 15 years. The dynamic, up front, energetic presentations utilize the music of each generation, create a safe place to ask questions and encourage team building. Our expertise in conflict resolution, working with diverse youth from all walks of life – physically and mentally challenged, gang members, parenting teens, recovering addicts, high risk and high achieving youth- has earned us a trust and reputation with the youth and the organizations that we work with. Trainings have been held in person and virtually.

Programs we have provided:

Marathon Summer Youth Program, City of Redondo Beach – WIA Program, City of Carson – Summer Youth Program, Carson Boys and Girls Club/ Carson High School – Career Launch Program & Teen Night Summer Youth Program, City of Redondo Beach – WIA Program, City of Carson – Summer Youth Program, Carson Boys and Girls Club/ Carson High School – Career Launch Program & Teen Night

Here is a list of workshops JagTag has provided to youth:

  • How to be successful in today’s Job Market
  • Effective Communication/Diversity – Based on Core Strengths/Personal Strengths Publishing Inventories
  • How to present yourself at a Job Fair
  • Resumes
  • Application Completion
  • Interviewing – How to, what to say, mock interviews and panel interviews
  • How to find a job – Hidden and Visible Markets- Social Media/Networking
  • Life Skills – Managing Money, how to rent an apartment, keeping a job
  • Youth Burdens/Peer Pressures – Life Altering Choices


Jacqueline, the Director has been proving the four hour Friday workshop to the youth enrolled in the Summer Program for over 15 years. Every year at the end of the Program at JagTag provides the youth with an evaluation about the program, one of the questions is,

“What was the most important thing you learned from the Friday Classes presented by JagTag?”:

Here are the youth’s responses from the 2021 Program :

  • Don’t take things personal if I hadn’t learned that I would have had so many troubles in my life
  • Communication – 100% as a leader communication is everything
  • How to write a resume and what to expect in an interview
  • All the interviewing skills and practice
  • To trust in myself and when I don’t, or can’t I know to attribute it to my judgers and I know how to solve it – Also SUCK IT UP!
  • Money, budgets and getting jobs
  • How to maintain relationships you have with others
  • The Communication skills and how to be more open with myself
  • Being more social, being more responsible for my actions
  • Restoring integrity, forgiving people, learning how to maintain relationships in my life
  • Always have integrity
  • Take responsibility for your actions, you cannot control what happens in life but you can control how you react to it
  • Words create my world – I speak it, I think it, it will happen

To Ms. Jacquie: Your life skills class has taught me priceless virtues such as restoring integrity, words make our world, to stop taking things personal and so much more. You have given me the opportunity to look back in my life and realize the ways I have went about relationships wrong. You have given me tools to make sure I stay 100% responsible and restore integrity for any future relationships. You have also helped me fundamentally change the way I react, respond, and treat those around me. I now realize that the way people act towards me is not personal which has helped make me stronger. You have also helped open my eyes to the reality that I can easily change the world around me. I have learned that I can attract as many blessings and opportunities that I would like as long as I focus on them. Most of all thank you for showing me how I can change my world. To Ms. Deborah: Thank you for always keeping me on my feet. Without trying you were always bringing out the best in me.

SY 2021

Jacqueline, I am eternally grateful for the assistance you have provided me. You taught us about taxes, budgeting, and interviewing to name a few….. something our education system fails to teach us. Among the one of the most important things that you have taught us, is the concept of restoring integrity, which is something that will follow us for the rest of our lives. You are an Irreplicable asset to the Youth Program.

SY 2021

Jacquie, I just want to let you know that I will cherish your advice forever!

– Monica BP Summer Youth

Jacquie, I just want to let you know that I will cherish your advice forever!

– Monica BP Summer Youth

Jacquie, I want to thank you because you have taught me a lot of things I didn’t know. If you were not here I would not have learned all the things about resumes, cover letter and what to wear and say at a job interview. I am going to always remember you. I want to thank you for teaching me about attitude, I know I had one but I learned if you have one don’t show it, keep a smile on your face. Thank you, Tiffany

– BP Summer Youth

Jacqueline, Thank you for being the most influential person here, you have shown us so much its really unbelievable. I am so grateful for all the information you have given us I will definitely keep my notebook. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

– BP Summer Youth

Dear City of Redondo Beach and Jacqueline Devlin: Thanks for all your help for getting me a job. I had fun working with kids and employees. I also had fun in the workshops with Jacqueline. Thanks for going through all that trouble for me and the other kids in class. I the workshops prepare you for when you apply for jobs and have to fill out all that paperwork as well as interviewing. They also help you for your next job. So thanks again! Giacomo

– City of Redondo Beach WIA Program 

Youth Development

"Every Friday we gathered in Meeting Room One with our unforgettable trainer, Jacqueline Devlin, MPA. Jacquie taught us all that we need to know about succeeding in life. We learned about everything from handshakes and job fairs to resumes, education and careers. Yet, throughout our 24 hours of classes there was never a boring moment. We left Jacquie's class with lessons for a lifetime and invaluable advice: when all else fails, we simple have to suck it up."
Written by the Summer Youth Class

Class of 2011

"We quickly learned that there is more to the Summer Youth Program than meets the eye. our internship wasn't just about having a well-paying job for the summer but also about gaining many necessary life lessons. For example, our Career Enhancement Training harnessed us with many helpful skills that we will utilize for the rest of our lives." Written by the Summer Youth Class


Yet another edition of the Summer Youth Program, the 19th annual, reinforced the fact that it’s still “business as usual” these days throughout the Carson Business Unit. A diverse group of 20 teenagers participated in this year’s seven-week version of the long-running success, which concluded with graduation ceremonies on August 18.

As in past years, class members reported to their assigned areas Mondays through Thursdays to handle a variety of clerical and field work. On Fridays, they gathered in a Carson One conference where consultant Jacqueline Devlin, MPA – doing the honors for her 19th year, as well – provided interactive training on such topics as preparing a resume, effective communication, interviewing, and ultimately finding a job.

“Effective communication/diversity” was the topic on Friday, July 22, for example, when Jacquie got things rolling, if in an unorthodox way, by bluntly asking participants to write down all the words they should not use on the job. With those out of the way – none of which we dare print here – and a new spirit of camaraderie among the group, she moved on to interpersonal relationships, motivational behaviors, and conflict resolution.

One bit of advice was to “Communicate with people the way they want to be communicated with.” A related exercise helped program members under the differences among people and, thus, how to better communicate with “reds,” “blues,” and “greens,” and combinations thereof.

The results are amazing and concrete. These youth are different people once they finish this program. When they leave the program they will have resources, mentors, long lasting networking contacts, a final resume and the details on filling out on line applications as well as the truth about the job market and options for those youth who are not going to college, looking at trade schools, police, fire, military. One of the most important things these youth learn and you hear it from them time and time again at graduation is “SUCK IT UP” they learn that they are not entitled to a job, and that they need to do their job on-time, asking questions and completing tasks.