Jeff Jackson serves as the Director of Outreach and Strategic Planning for the Iowa State University I2D2 Program and ECI (Early Childhood Iowa). Jeff has been working in Community Development, Youth Development, Mental Health, and Business Leadership for over 20 years. Jeff has helped start Community Youth Centers, After School Safe House Programs, and Directed Educational Programming to the community. He also has founded 2 nonprofit organizations as well as owns 3 LLC’s. Jeff serves on several Boards (Corvette Club of Iowa, Professional and Scientific Council of Iowa State University, Misfit Studios) as well as formerly served on the Adel Chamber of Commerce Board. Jeff has spoken/presented all over the country speaking on topics such as: Youth in Culture, Vibrant Youth Programs, Mental Health, Successful Partnerships, Motivation, Data Informed Decision Making, Generational Theory, Reaching Diverse Audiences, and Program Design. Jeff has his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Calvin University, has a Micro-Master’s from the University of Michigan in Leading Educational Innovation, and a Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University.