School districts around the Denver Metro Area are struggling to help students who are facing the roadblocks of poverty succeed in school. Within Jeffco Public Schools, the Jefferson Area schools have the highest concentration of students whose families struggle to make ends meet. (The Jefferson Area schools include Edgewater Elementary, Lumberg Elementary, Molholm Elementary and Jefferson Junior/Senior High.) Family income is a major indicator of student success in school.
But what if there was a way to empower families, students and communities so that family income does not have to determine their success in school?
The Jefferson Success Pathway began with the realization that to help all kids in the Jefferson Area succeed, everyone needs to work together. Their desire is to bring parents, teachers and organizations together to work toward this vision of cradle to career success.
The first step in this process of working together is determining the reality of education from cradle to career in the area using data. Once a data baseline has been found, then partners will use the data to scale up what works.
This Thursday night from 6-7:30 pm at Jefferson Junior/Senior High, community members and parents are invited to the Jefferson Community Report Release. Participants will spend time interacting with the data for the Jefferson Area and find out what steps they can take to help all kids in our area succeed.