Jefferson County Health and Education Committee

Instead of holding our annual trivia night, we are hosting a Back to School Superhero Contest to honor our local school staff and raise funds for school supplies for the 2021 Back to School Fair.

Sponsor a Backpack

Donate $25 to purchase a backpack, school supplies and shoes for a child who will attend the 2021 Back to School Fair.

Congratulations to our Eight

2021 Back To School Superhero Finalists!!

The Jefferson County Health and Education Committee is a partnership of local non-profits and area health and social service organizations. The committee meets throughout the year to evaluate the needs of the community and organize fundraising activities to fund the Back-to-School Fair.

We are always looking for new members and new ideas. If you would like to get involved please contact Nancy Pope at or (636) 931-7696.


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Each year the Jefferson County Education Committee hosts the Jefferson County Health and Education Fair. The fair is designed to provide free school supplies to registered low income verified children in Jefferson County School Districts. Each registered child receives a backpack, age and school approved school supplies, hearing and vision screening tests, a dental screening and referral, a haircut, healthy snacks and lunch, books, health and wellness screenings, as well as information regarding school lunch programs, insurance, and much much more. All of these services are provided at no cost to the children and families.

Each year the Back to School fair serves over 700 low-income children from all over Jefferson County.

For registration information please contact DRA at (636) 931-7696 or Jefferson Franklin Community Action at (636) 789-2686.


Total Stats for the 2020 Back to School Fair:

Back packs filled with school supplies were given to 710 children. (including families unable to attend the fair)

516 children received new Adidas tennis shoes.

500 children received a free breakfast from Operation Food Search

16 vendors gave families FREE health or education information


2021 Back to School Fair Sponsors


Thank You To Our Vendors

The Jefferson County Health and Education Committee would like to say thank you to our many community partners that made it possible to distribute backpacks and school supplies.

Chestnut Health Systems


Disability Resource Association

Good Shepard Children & Family Service

Jefferson County Community Partnership

Jefferson County 911 Dispatch

Jefferson/Franklin Community Action Corporation

Moms Demand Action-Be Smart


Parents as Teachers

Project REACH

St Louis Region 4-H

University of Missouri Extension

Upward Smiles


Join Us

Fundraising for the fair occurs year round and we are always looking for volunteers and businesses willing to sponsor a fundraising event. Sponsorship levels and advertising options are also available for individuals and businesses willing to sponsor the fair itself. 100% of the money raised for the fair goes back into buying school supplies and any help is most appreciated. Please call to get involved and check back often to learn more about our upcoming fundraising events. For more information please contact Nancy at (636) 931-7696 or

Back-to-School Fair Donation Form


2021 School Superhero Contest

In the midst of the challenging landscape of virtual learning… during the uncertainty of the COVID pandemic… certain individuals have risen to SUPERHERO STATUS. They have inspired their students and their peers. They have preserved learning. We want to honor them.

From March 1 – March 26 Nominate Your School Superhero Any teacher, administrator or support staff who works at a Jefferson County School district is eligible. Nominate a deserving School Superhero at your school!

From March 29 – April 11, VOTE for your SCHOOL SUPERHERO You only get one vote. Choose wisely and help pick our TOP FINALISTS in the 2021 School Superhero Contest. Every finalist will receive a Prize Basket filled with Super Goodies that any educator will love.

From April 19 – April 30, VOTE one more time to CHOOSE the 2021 ULTIMATE SCHOOL SUPERHERO You get one more chance to vote. The School Superhero with the most votes will be named the 2021 Ultimate School Superhero. The winner will receive $250 for themselves and $500 for their school.