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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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To Register Contact Grace.Carlin@colorado.edu
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 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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