Healing Day by youth 4 -2-22

Save the Date!

Please join the "Youth Leadership Healing Committee" for a day of healing in honor of the March 2021 Table Mesa (King Soopers) tragedy.  Adult allies from Growing Up Boulder, Mayamotion Healing, and CU's Renée Crown Wellness Institute have supported 18 high school youth to create a healing event for the whole community.  We hope you will join us.  Please publicize to your networks as well (pdf below).  This work was funded by the Community Foundation Boulder County.

Healing Event 4-2-22 Invite Bilingual.pdf

Our Team Continues to Grow

We are delighted to introduce you to new team members, Deryn Wagner, Keaton McCargo, and Trang Tran and re-introduce to you to continuing team member, Maya Sol Dansie, of Mayamotion Healing.  To read full bios of these amazing women, click here.


GUB Healing Partner

Maya Sol Dansie, a key partner in “Healing” work from the Table Mesa tragedy and the “Reimagine Policing” project, runs Mayamotion Healing, a multilingual, woman-owned practice that promotes a holistic health model and takes into account the social and political contexts that impact our mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health. 


GUB Intern

Keaton is a senior in the Environmental Design program at the University of Colorado-Boulder, specializing in Architecture, with a minor in Business. 


GUB Evaluation Consultant

Trang Tran - Trang Tran is a 2nd year PhD student in the Learning Sciences and Human Development program at CU Boulder and previously worked as an associate researcher at the Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage. 


GUB Senior Project Manager

At Growing Up Boulder, Deryn uses her dual Masters' degrees in Planning and Landscape Architecture, Bachelor's in Literature, and experience with the City of Boulder’s open space program to manage youth engagement processes and magnify the organization’s impact through training and strategic partnerships.  

In 2019, Growing Up Boulder embarked upon a year-long journey to co-create the nation's first, printed, bilingual, child-friendly city map.  We did so with almost 800 children and families, half of whom were from underrepresented populations. In May 2022, we will publish our fourth edition of the map.

Growing Up Boulder's Child- and Teen-Friendly City Maps seek to educate and inspire children, families, and community organizations through the creation of maps co-created with young people and their families to highlight their favorite locations in Boulder. They promote the values of inclusion, diversity, community engagement, collaboration, and celebration

Sponsorship opportunities are available (see file below)!

Map Sponsorship Final.pdf
Boulder's Child-Friendly City Map
Boulder's Teen-Friendly City Map

Growing Up Boulder's Vision and Mission

Using participatory planning methods with young people, Growing Up Boulder's vision is to lead a global movement in child-friendly cities, resulting in better communities for all. Growing Up Boulder's mission is to empower young people with opportunities for inclusion, influence, and deliberation on local issues that affect their lives. ​

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