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As promised, watch the video below to see the Support Jeffco Kids special announcement!


Support Jeffco Kids presents Heart of Jeffco Awards to public education community leaders

January 19, 2016, Jefferson County CO ~ Support Jeffco Kids, a nonprofit public education advocacy group, will present its first Heart of Jeffco Awards at the “Love Jeffco Event,” Friday, February 19, 2016 beginning at 5:30 at the Lamar Street Center (5889 Lamar Street, Arvada, CO 80003.)

“We are excited to present our first Heart of Jeffco Awards to two strong public education advocates, Jill Fellman and Lesley Dahlkemper,” said Jonna Levine, Co-Chair of Support Jeffco Kids.

Jill Fellman grew up attending Jeffco Public Schools, followed by an accomplished 30 year career in Jeffco schools. She valued the fact that while schools may look the same from the outside, the communities inside vary greatly and have distinct needs and concerns due to poverty. Jill experienced first-hand how poverty affects neighborhood schools and how that impacts a student’s ability to learn. As a member of the Board of Education, Jill Fellman not only promoted collaboration, civility and respect, she was an advocate for all the students of Jeffco Public Schools.

Lesley Dahlkemper’s exemplary passion for public education has made a huge impact in her field. Her experience spans from the Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education and national level education advocacy to award-winning reporting for National Public Radio.

Lesley’s skills and dedicated hard work made her a definite asset on the Board of Education, where she lobbied hard for the students and employees of Jeffco Public Schools. Her approach was from a global perspective, knowing the impact great public schools have on a community. “They prepare our future workforce, attract good jobs and keep property values strong. And that’s good for all of us,” said Lesley.


The Love Jeffco Event will begin with a cocktail hour (cash bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres), followed by presentation of the “Heart of Jeffco Awards” and conclude with dancing to the sounds of DJ Jake Garcia with Gruv One.

“We are pleased to welcome both Dr. Cindy Stevenson and Steve Bell, COO of Jeffco Public Schools, as our keynote speakers,” said Shawna Fritzler, Co-Chair of Support Jeffco Kids. “We encourage the Jeffco community to attend in a collaborative effort to share our passion and hope for Jeffco Schools and to Support Jeffco Kids.”

Tickets are $30/individuals, $50/couple and $200/table of 8 and may be purchased at:  Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Established in 2014 by a group of concerned parents, grandparents and citizens, Support Jeffco Kids’ mission is to educate the community on the importance of supporting public education for ALL kids in Jefferson County, inform the community on current events, and to support a school board that understands the importance of educating all 86,000 students in Jefferson County. Support Jeffco Kids is a non-partisan, 501(c)(4) advocacy organization. Its volunteer members do not receive compensation for their work.

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Tickets are $30/individuals, $50/couple or $200/table of 8 and may be purchased by clicking below:

Sponsorship opportunities are available, email for details!

5:30-6:30 pm – Cocktails & Heavy Hors D’oeuvres
6:30-7:30 pm – Program
7:30-9:00 pm – Dancing and Mingling

Don’t miss the event of the year,

Love Jeffco!


Location: the event will be at the Lamar Street Center in Arvada. 
5889 Lamar StreetArvada, CO 80003

Attire: Diamonds to Denim, come as you wish!