Skip To Content

Native American Education Program

The Native American Education Program (NAEP) is a unit within the Student Engagement Office. The goal of the NAEP is to support educational success and increase belonging through the use of culturally responsive practices with Native and Indigenous students and families. Support is provided in the areas of:

  • Mentoring
  • Dropout Prevention
  • Cultural events and activities
  • Peer and family networking and support


Enrollment Eligibility

The student must be enrolled in a Jefferson County Public School and...

  • The child's parent or guardian identifies the child as being of American Indian, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian descent....or
  • The child, parent or grandparent is identified as having a tribal affiliation.
  • The parent or guardian obtains, completes, and signs a Title VII Student Eligibility Certification (506) form that is then filed with Jeffco Indian Education Program office.
 506 Enrollment Form

Opportunities to Join the Community


Community Resources

Denver Indian Center

Denver Indian CenterThe Denver Indian Center, Inc. serves a diverse group of tribes, the majority of which represent the Southwest and the Northern and Southern Plains. Most come seeking economic stability, education and security for their families. The Center continues to be a highly sought after location for the community to gather for powwows and various other activities held at the facility throughout the year.

Mission: To empower our youth, families and community through self-determination, cultural identity and education.

4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219
Phone: 303-936-2688
Fax: 303-936-2699
Denver Indian Center website


Denver Indian Family Resource Center

Denver Indian Family Resource CenterDenver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC) was founded in early 2000 as a child welfare agency dedicated to meeting the diverse and emerging needs of Indian children and families in the Denver metropolitan area. Our goal is to assist families to avoid involvement with the child welfare system and to support and advocate for families already involved. We provide a variety of services that build up the strengths of our Indian families and that help children thrive.

7596 W. Jewell Ave., Suite 305
Denver, CO 80232
Phone: 720-500-1020
Fax: 720-479-8459

Denver Indian Family Resource Center website


Denver Indian Health & Family Services

Denver Indian Health & Family Services Denver Indian Health & Family SupportsWe are Colorado's only Urban American Indian Health program providing culturally appropriate health care for Native families and individuals.

2880 W. Holden Place
Denver, Colorado 80204
Phone: 303-953-6600
Email: [email protected]
Denver Indian Health & Family Services website


American Indian College Fund

American Indian College FundThe American Indian College Fund provides Native American student scholarships and programmatic support for the nation's 34 accredited tribal colleges and universities located on or near Indian reservations to provide access to an affordable, quality higher education.




American Indian College Fund
8333 Greenwood Blvd.
Denver, CO 80221
Toll Free: 800-776-3863
Phone: 303-426-8900
Email: [email protected]
American Indian College Fund website

Cultural Resources

The Arapaho Project

A website dedicated to the development and sustainability of Arapaho culture. The Arapaho project focuses on language, lifestyle, and the sacred sites of an Indigenous Nation originally located in the Denver Metro Area.

The Arapaho Project

Visit the Arapaho Project website.

Four Directions Teachings

Four Directions Teachings is a visually stunning audio narrated resource for learning about indigenous knowledge and philosophy from five diverse First Nations in Canada.

Four Directions Teachings

Visit the Four Directions Teachings website.

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is located on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in Southwest Colorado. The reservation land area covers 1,059 square miles in three counties (La Plata, Archuleta, and Montezuma).

Tribal Council headquarters are located in Ignacio, Colorado. Chairman Clement Frost and the Southern Ute Tribal Council invite you to visit the Southern Ute Reservation and learn more about our government, culture and history.

Southern Ute

Visit the Southern Ute Indian Tribe website.

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

Visit the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe website.

Native American Education Resources

Office of Indian Education

US Office of Indian Education
Visit the website


National Indian Education Association

National Indian Education Association
The National Indian Education Association advances comprehensive educational opportunities for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians throughout the United States.

Visit the NIEA website.


Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs

Colorado Commission  on Indian AffairsOur office has the unique opportunity to serve as the official liaison between the Southern Ute Indian and Ute Mountain Ute Tribes and the State of Colorado. The State and sovereign tribal government relationship is founded on a solid government-to-government relationship. The Commission ensures direct contact with the Tribes and also with Colorado’s urban Indian communities.

Visit the CCIA website.


National Congress of the American Indian

National Congress of the American IndianThe National Congress of American Indians, founded in 1944, is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities.

Visit the NCAI website.


Native American Rights Fund

Native American Rights FundProviding legal representation to Native American tribes and villages, organizations and individuals to help untangle the maze of laws impacting their lives.

Visit the NARF website.

Contact Information

David Kollar
[email protected]

Jason Firestone
Assistant Director
[email protected]

Emily Clow
Native American Education Program Coordinator
 [email protected]

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2024 SchoolMessenger Corporation. All rights reserved.