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New Parent Advocacy Group Starting July 14

Teen-Friendly Map Making June 25 - Aug 1

July 14 | New Parent Advocacy Group 

Join us as we explore the creation of a new Parent Advocacy Group from 10 am - noon on July 14th at the Boulder Jewish Community Center (Boulder JCC), 6007 Oreg Ave, Boulder.

Growing Up Boulder (GUB) is Boulder's child- and youth-friendly city initiative.  Since the needs of children are often expressed through their parents, we would like to support Boulder's parents in advocating for their families' needs to make Boulder a TRULY child-friendly city. 

This first meeting is an opportunity for parents to:

  • brainstorm areas of greatest concern/interest/advocacy related to children and families, 
  • choose the first area(s) for focus, and 
  • determine how to engage additional parents and how to connect to existing resources and parent advocacy efforts.

Based on GUB's conversations with parents, issues parents might take on include: 

  • more outdoor play spaces with shade coverings, 
  • more indoor play spaces for inclement weather, and 
  • a child-friendly business recognition program (see Edmonton, Canada's example).

RSVP and questions: growingupboulder@gmail.com

Also Coming UP

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June 25 - Aug 1

Help create Boulder's first teen-friendly city map

University of Colorado Masters of the Environment students, under the direction of GUB, are running free, ongoing summer classes at Boulder Public Library for teens (ages 11-18) to create Boulder’s first digital, teen-friendly city map; a two week commitment is requested.

For more info >>

To Register Contact   Grace.Carlin@colorado.edu

From the mouth of babes

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Child-Friendly City Map Continues to Be a Hit

"I found my husband and daughter playing that my husband is lost and my daughter is a big kid; she was using the child-friendly map to find the way!"

--mother of a 6 year old

Growing Up Boulder's Vision and mission

Growing Up Boulder's vision is to make Boulder an exemplary child- and youth-friendly city.   Growing Up Boulder's mission is to empower Boulder's young people with opportunities for inclusion, influence, and deliberation on local issues that affect their lives. 

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