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The mission of JeffCo Kids First is to preserve our children's future by securing their present.

The JeffCo Kids First vision is to empower parental voice through respectful partnerships between school leaders, educators and parents and ensure a bright future for all children throughout Jefferson County School District. 

Our work is driven by our core values:

  • Laser-focus on children first

  • Unity

  • Dignified policy/fact-based action

  • Developing collaborative and dignified relationships

  • Loyalty to individual rights

  • Persistence and endurance


JeffCo Kids First promotes its core values through:

  • Policy accountability

  • Controversial topics transparency

  • Financial transparency

  • Academic accountability

  • Respectful partnerships with educational leaders and decision makers

  • Community outreach and education

  • Dignified communication with parents, caregivers, and taxpayers


Our advocacy

Advocates For

Accountability, policy adherence & proactivity to ensure individual family needs & values are honored

Classroom transparency

Parental consent, choice & respect

Greater communication with teachers and schools

Consideration of sensitive topics and student backgrounds


Advocates Against



Veering from state standards and approved curriculum

Removal of individual rights

Removal of diversity

Removal of resources and support for students

The silencing of parents


Our history & achievements

In July 2020, 30 Jefferson County community members came together to speak up about school shutdowns. Jeffco Kids First was formed and has spent the past 3 years fighting pandemic restrictions and advocating for curriculum transparency and parental/guardian rights in Jefferson County Public Schools. Today, nearly 6,000 community members have united around our mission to protect the individual needs of Jefferson County children and their families.

Since the formation of JeffCo Kids First, parents across the county have:

  • Influenced the return to normalcy for Jeffco students through open records requests, research, persistence, and advising a local pediatrician.

  • Led 4 peaceful but effective walks/protests (one drawing a news helicopter and nearly 700 people) during the pandemic.

  • Multiple local and national TV news stories advocating for kids and their parents/guardians.

  • Multiple radio appearances to secure our messaging.

  • Multiple local and national publication stories.

  • Significant influence on Jeffco Schools’ policies (including survey privacy protection relating to federal policy and protection of parental and family beliefs)

  • Ensuring enforcement of controversial issues policy in classrooms.

  • Provided over $10k in scholarships for Jefferson County students

  • Organized several community outreach efforts including: partnering with Qdoba to feed 15,000 Jeffco Schools employees, a full Christmas for a family of 7, feeding all school bus terminal workers, providing microphones for teachers wearing masks, and supplying baby items for an expectant mother in need.

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