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Started in 2009, Growing Up Boulder is one of the most comprehensive child-friendly city initiatives in the United States. Our programming has inspired municipal leaders, educators and community advocates around the world. And thanks to you - our partners, local parents, and most importantly, Boulder's children and youth - we have been able to engage with nearly 6,000 kids from all backgrounds to ensure inclusion in matters of city planning, education, sustainability, social justice and human rights. 

Like many other non-profit programs, we are experiencing COVID-19 related budget cuts and rely on our community of Growing Up Boulder fans more than ever. Donate today to benefit our dedicated team of program facilitators and to help provide community resources that empower the next generation of bold leaders and change makers!

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Summer News

For kids & their adults

Cathy Hill (Education Coordinator) and Mara Mintzer (Co-Founder and Director) - Internationally Renowned Child Friendly City Experts

Looking for a Stimulating Summer Read on the Topic of Child-Friendly Communities? 

Learn more about processes, practices, and policies that inform public spaces for young people and explore this well-researched publication, including key insights from Growing Up Boulder Co-Founders (20% Discount Available, enter the code FLR40 at checkout and access book sale HERE). 


Growing Up Boulder's work inspires a young designer in Dubai!


Meet Dubai's next city planner and community developer! Selena (age 5) felt inspired after watching Mara Mintzer's TED Talk on how kids can help design cities and reached out with her playground and park design ideas. We love empowering young people from around the world to share their creative vision for public spaces! 

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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