This program is a gift for a lifetime. My kids will have more opportunities for a better future than I had.
- JPP Parent
Jeffco Prosperity Partners (JPP)
Supporting parents to self-sufficiency and children to high school diplomas and beyond.
Jeffco Prosperity Partners (JPP) is a collaboration of community, schools, businesses, government, faith-based organizations, and county partners working together to help Jefferson County families break the cycle of generational poverty.
JPP believes that all individuals if given a quality education, opportunities driven by their own goals, and surrounded by community and individual support, will generate success and stand on their own two feet.
JPP began as an extension of Head Start, a no-cost early childhood education program Families opt in to the JPP program when they enroll children in Head Start. JPP coaches guide children as they transition from Head Start into public schools and support parents and caregivers as they work to achieve their self-defined goals.
Each family is connected to JPP until their youngest child graduates from high school, ensuring academic success and sustained family self-sufficiency.
JPP Program Components
Family voice and expertise drive the design of the JPP program. We implement a two-generation approach to persistently identify long-standing and emerging barriers that keep families from achieving financial stability. We foster self-defined success through coaching, not case management, to link services, resources, and community to equip families with the tools they need to adapt and overcome obstacles.
JPP reminds you that you are worthy and capable.
– JPP Participant
JPP has grown to include over 60 community partners including government, schools, early childhood, faith groups, nonprofits, local foundations, community mental health, fatherhood, community members, volunteers, and many more! Together, we work to help families break the cycle of generational poverty, aiding them in their journey to self-defined prosperity.
JPP identifies partners through the coaching process by listening to participant needs and identifying existing service providers in the community that address those needs.