"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
- Thomas Jefferson

What is SWAP?


"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." -  Thomas Edison


School-to-Work Alliance Program (SWAP) is a collaborative effort between School District 27J and the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Our primary goal is to assist youth in a successful transition from school to the world of work. We assist young adults to find meaningful employment opportunities in their community.
Program Coordinator: Christine Purdy 720-338-2607 /


Our Goals:
To expand employment opportunities for youth.
To engage local employers in a partnership that supports a successful school-to-work transition.
To encourage youth to maintain economic independence in their community.


What does SWAP offer to youth ages 16-25?
Assessment of vocational skills and interests
Teaching social skills regarding work, home, and community
Job seeking and job placement assistance
Post-employment follow-up and support for both employee and employer
What can SWAP do for my business and community?
Provide a pool of job ready candidates
Provide information on the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) for each employer
Monitor participant performance
Provide job coaching as needed
Provide an opportunity to become involved with local community and schools
Prepare youth for the transition into work through teaching job seeking and "job keeping" skills
Promote the efforts of local businesses to expand their labor pool and customer base
Provide on-site follow-up support to SWAP employers