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Funding College Jumpstart

Our goal is to increase awareness of the program and raise the final $15,000 to provide funding for College Jumpstart. Already we have raised almost $25,000 for this exciting program to send our Jefferson Saints to college!

Funds go toward:

  • Goodwill CareerPlus mentoring program: $10,000
  • Computer incentive for students who complete the first three weeks of college: $5,000

Share with your friends and show your support for our Saint graduates by donating to College Jumpstart!

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Donations can also be mailed to:

Edgewater Collective
2483 Otis Court
Edgewater, CO 80214


Goal of College Jumpstart

Double the amount of Jefferson Jr/Sr High graduates who go on to college

Targeted Resources to Guide Students to College

Many of these Jefferson graduates are the first members of their family to graduate high school and go on to college. We are working with multiple partners to bring targeted resources to these students to provide a summer bridge to college.

Here are the resources available to these students:

  • CareerPlus Mentoring Program through Goodwill during the school year
  • Job skill training and job fair in spring 2017
  • Scholarships for college
  • College Jumpstart Week in June
    • Week long program focused on training students in the skills and self-awareness necessary to succeed in college
  • Mentoring in June, July and August
  • Computer and printer incentive for student who complete their first three weeks of college


Invest in College Jumpstart

With decreased funding for our local schools, we believe it is up to local residents and businesses to help fund school projects like College Jumpstart. This spring and summer we are hoping to raise $40,000 to support College Jumpstart.

Thanks to generous donors and community members we have already raised $25,735 for this exciting project! $14,265 left to go!

These funds will go to the following elements of the program:

  • College Jumpstart Week in June
  • Computer and printer incentives for students that complete their first three weeks of college
  • CareerPlus Mentoring program through Goodwill

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Donations can also be mailed to:

Edgewater Collective
2483 Otis Court
Edgewater, CO 80214

Thanks to Our Partners

Special thanks to our partners involved in this collaborative project:

  • American Job Center (Jeffco Human Services)
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Jeffco Public Schools
  • Jeffco Schools Foundation
  • PCs for People
  • Red Rocks Community College

Project Updates

May 18 Update: Graduation and Fundraising Progress

Summer Dates for College Jumpstart