Yesterday 92 Jefferson students walked off the Ellie Caulkins Opera House stage as high school graduates! This means that Jefferson Junior/Senior High School will maintain their big increases in their graduation rate. The hard work of students, families, teachers and staff is paying off.
Of these 92 graduates, 80% of them received a college scholarship. Thanks to the Beyond Jeffco Scholarship through Jeffco Schools Foundation and the Gina Hartley Scholarship, these students will have some of the financial resources needed to succeed in college.
Now our work continues to provide targeted resources to guide these students to college. As of today 40 students have signed up for the College Jumpstart Week focused on training students in the skills and self-awareness necessary to succeed in college. Four months of mentoring will follow this week. Students who persevere and attend the first three weeks of college will receive a laptop and printer.
Our big goal is that we can see the number of Jefferson graduates who go on to college double from last year.
We have already raised $10,000 toward our goal of $40,000!