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Find fun activities that are healthy, entertaining, safe, and educational! Here you can find ideas to try and resources for enrichment and learning opportunities.  

ACADEMICS

Educational resources for your student

Read with the Buffs
The University of Colorado Athletic Department and IBM are partnering to promote reading. Geared for grades 2nd - 4th, read along with CU Buffs athletes  both in your classroom and at home!
Read with the Buffs

Science Max
Have you ever done a science experiment and wondered “What would this be like if it were HUGE?” Welcome to Science Max, the exciting new series that turbocharges all the science experiments you’ve done at home.
Science Max

Wow Art
In just 30 minutes or less with no special tools or skills and using household items - you can wow friends and family with Wow Art!
Wow Art

ASSISTANCE RESOURCES

Assistance with technology, food, clothing, and housing

JPS's Community and Family Connections
November is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness month. Our Community and Family Connections team has resources around food. clothing, housing and neccessities. 
JPS's Community and Family Connections

Thanksgiving Meal Kit Distribution
2020 Thanksgiving Distribution Registration. This program is only open to Jefferson County residents or those experiencing homelessness. You must pre-register and have an appointment. Find details here.
Thanksgiving Meal Kit Distribution

Colorado Pet Pantry
The Colorado Pet Pantry will temporarily feed Colorado pets, allowing families to increase their ability to care for pets with the goal of keeping them out of shelters and with their families.
Colorado Pet Pantry

HEALTH & wellness

Mental, physical, and emotional health ideas

COVID-19 Wellness and Coping Toolkit
These new and daunting circumstances require careful attention to self-care, stress management, and wellness practices to best ensure your continued health and performance in a time of great need.
COVID-19 Wellness and Coping Toolkit

Mental Health Hub
Find links to all kinds of  mental health resources - from a Virtual Calm Room, to COVID-19 Mental Health Resources to Student Mental Health Supports, there are resources to help during this challenging time.
Find Strength and Supports

COVID-19 Testing Site information
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, get tested. Getting tested will provide the diagnosis you need to determine your next steps and keep our community safe.
COVID-19 Testing Site information

ENRICHMENT

 Fun activities for home or out and about in the community

Parade of Lights has Been Reimagined
The Downtown Denver Partnership is pleased to produce the 9NEWS Parade of Lights in a totally new and safe way in 2020!
2020 Parade of Lights

Trail of Lights at Chatfield Farms
Trail of Lights at Chatfield Farms takes you along a winding path glistening with lights that illuminate the Colorado countryside. Timed tickets must be purchased in advance.
Trail of Lights at Chatfield Farms

Free Online Tours of Landmarks and Museums
Numerous world-class destinations and man-made marvels offer virtual tours that you can take online while you are social distancing. The other benefit? It’s free.
Free Online Tours of Landmarks and Museums

Jeffco Makes logo

Creativity awaits! Head over to Jeffco Makes to unleash your imagination with our ever changing activities that will get you making, baking and shaking!

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community resources

Jeffco Schools Foundation Jeffco Schools Foundation -Thanks to our generous community, Jeffco Schools Foundation is able to continue to provide supports over the Summer of 2020 for students and families impacted by the economic impacts of COVID-19. Through the leadership of our District, and in partnership with our community partners, corporate partners, and volunteers, we are able to continue to offer internet support for qualifying families as well as food and essential supports.
Jeffco Library logo Jefferson County Public Library - Explore new worlds, embark on harrowing adventures, and meet the most interesting people in the world - all from your own home. Reading has the power to transport us, no matter where we are. Join a camp, class, or daily exercise with Jefferson County Public Library and make this summer unforgettable.           
Action Center logo The Action Center - The Jeffco Action Center is the largest Jeffco Community hub and offers five-day food supplies, clothing, household items, mail services, rent assistance, utility assistance, and connections to community outreach partners. Food services are available for drive-thru and walk-up service. Appointments required. 720.215.4850.
Jefferson Center logo Jefferson Center for Mental Health (JCMH) – Offers a full range of services and resources to support the mental health of children, youth and families. 303.425.0300 | Español.
Colorado Crisis Center logo Colorado Crisis Services - A statewide resource that provides walk-in services for crisis intervention, referrals, or information. Crisis line: 1.844.493.8255 and Text “TALK” to 38255. The crisis support line and walk-in centers are confidential and are available 24/7/365.
Safe2Tell logo Safe to Tell – anonymous way for students, parents and community members to report unsafe and risky behaviors before they grow out of control. 1.877.542.7233.
Mental Health Center of Denver logo El Centro de las Familias  – Part of the Mental Health Center of Denver, this is a multi-cultural clinic providing Spanish-language and bilingual outpatient mental health care to Denver’s Latino/Hispanic community. 303.504.7900.
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