Jefferson High School

Construction Pathway Program

An innovative two-year workforce readiness and mentor program for at-risk youth.

The Jefferson High School Construction Pathway Program allows students to prepare for graduation by teaching them construction and life skills while focusing on core curriculum requirements for graduation through building Habitat Homes.


The students learn valuable lessons throughout this process. From the start of the foundation to the completion of the home, these lessons help them as they consider furthering their education or in preparing to enter the workforce. For many students entering  the construction sector is a promising path. Trade careers are in high            demand with an over 382,000 job shortage in the industry nation wide. *                                       (12/2018, Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor,

"A house was something I've never lived in until here recently. And so, I heard she was a single mother and my mom was a single mom... So, to know that I'm giving somebody a stable house where they can be happy... it's just a feeling that you can't get anywhere else."   


         - Braxton, Jefferson High School CPP Student

"I wanted to be a part of the Construction Pathway Program to help build a home for someone that needed it, but my house is falling apart, and now I know how to fix it."


- Jefferson High School CPP Student

Jefferson Students:

Students starting average GPA was .8

100% graduation rate of CPP students

Graduate with 27 college credits

Gain experience for future employment

Receive a foundational understanding of high-demand construction trades

Work alongside Habitat for Humanity Construction staff,   sub-contractors, donors and volunteers

Innovative Career Pathway Program

Provides work-place readiness to non-traditional, at-risk students

Students partner with Habitat, local businesses, community partners and future Habitat homeowners

Build Habitat homes on site

2-year education program

Students have helped build 18 homes over 5 years of the program

Real-World Job Experience & Dual Enrollment College Credit

6 credits – Basic Construction Certificate

4 credits – Applied Technical Math

3 credits – Introduction to Carpentry                                    

5 credits – Construction Methods Certificate

6 credits – Advanced Construction Certificate     

3 credits – CAD – Revit Architecture

10-hour OSHA Industry Safety Certification

Give the gift of your time and knowledge and know that the impact you will make through your generosity will affect generations to come. Working together, we can put all the pieces together to make our communities and their families stronger!

Contact Cheri Witt-Brown, Executive Director to sign up for a Lunch and Learn or to learn about sponsorship opportunities today! (970) 351-6766 ext. 102,

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Fusion Lighting and Design
Unified Title
OnDemand Print Center
Monfort Family Foundation
NOCO Unify
Christ Community Church
Schlessman Family Foundation
Atmos Energy
Guaranty Bank and Trust Comapny
1st National Bank