Growing Up Boulder's mission is centering young people's rights, voices, and agency to advance equitable and sustainable communities for all.
Growing Up Boulder's vision is to cultivate vibrant communities where all young people thrive.
Boulder kids: share your "CFCI" story!
Are you a young person (18 or under) who has participated in Boulder's Child Friendly City Initiative "CFCI"? If so, we invite you to share your story on UNICEF USA's "Memory Fox" platform! The platform will walk you through how to make a video and get permission from your guardian so you can tell others about your CFCI experience. Happy story-telling!
To learn more about Growing Up Boulder's partnership with the City of Boulder and UNICEF USA to make Boulder a UNICEF Child Friendly City, read here.
Sponsor Growing Up Boulder's
2024 Child Friendly City Map!
Growing Up Boulder is getting ready to print 20,000 copies of the 6th edition of its wildly successful "Boulder Child Friendly City Map." This bilingual map, co-designed with over 700 children and parents, will go home with 7,000 Boulder elementary and preschool children just in time for summer vacation. In addition, this free map will be available at spaces like the Pearl Street Mall, city events, recreation centers, Gateway Fun Park, Chautauqua, and more.
Sponsoring the map is an excellent marketing opportunity and it is a donation to a good cause; sponsorship supports Growing Up Boulder's work to elevate the voices of young people from historically marginalized communities in community decision-making.
To review tiers of sponsorship, visit this page. And if you're ready to sponsor the map, please complete this form. Sponsorship space is limited, so sign up now! (Sponsorship opportunities close on 3/6/24.)
Enjoy our 2023 Impact Report
Growing Up Boulder (GUB) partnered with the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department to facilitate two community engagement sessions aimed at understanding the wishes of the Boulder Meadows Manufactured Home Community’s children, youth, and caregivers regarding the future development of the park at Violet (temporarily called Violet Park). The two events included a Neighborhood Gathering of Family, Friends, and Neighbors (FFNs) of young children and a What’s Up Boulder (WUB) event at Violet Park.
Read our report, below, to learn more.
Iris Avenue Core Arterial Network (CAN) Transportation and Mobility Project
In May, 2023, Growing Up Boulder (GUB) began collaborating with City of Boulder Transportation staff to learn about the goals and engagement plans for the first phase of the Iris Avenue CAN Project. In September, GUB staff partnered with two Boulder Housing Partners’ home communities: the Iris Hawthorn Home Community and the Glen Willow Home Community. The transportation department will take the findings from these engagements efforts and they will then inform phase 2 of the project. The central theme of the feedback from youth and caregivers was safety.