FEbruary 2024 GUB Newsletter

Sponsor GUB's 2024

Boulder Child Friendly City Map!

Partner with us on the 6th edition of Boulder's Child Friendly City Map


Sponsoring Boulder's Child Friendly City Map is a great way to get the word out about your organization and support youth engagement at the same time! Printed maps go home with 7,000 Boulder elementary and preschool students before summer vacation, and the map is also available at Visit Boulder, kiosks on the Pearl Street Mall, the Boulder Public Library, City Recreation Centers, Gateway Fun Park, the Boulder Farmers Market, Open Space and Mountain Park events, and more. 

Sponsorship opportunities are limited, and sponsorship starts at $250.  With each increased level of sponsorship, organizations gain greater visibility. 20,000 children and families yearly in Boulder access this map. The deadline for being a sponsor is March 6th, 2024. For more information or questions, click the button below or reach out to [email protected]


Envisioning a New, Nature-Filled Park at Violet


GUB team member, Luciana Escribens, works with neighborhood children to design their "dream park" at Violet.

Growing Up Boulder partnered with the City of Boulder to hear how children, youth, and caregivers would like to design and use a future park at Violet Avenue and Broadway.  Read this report to hear how we engaged young people and what they requested!  

Violet Park Youth Engagement Project Report.pdf

How GUB Inspires Others


"When I was a Master's student at the Boston Architectural College, I heard about Growing up Boulder in my Design and Play class. I kept returning to it as a precedent for thoughtful, inclusive design. As a graduate of the University of Colorado, I couldn't wait to visit Boulder and see the work with my own family. My kids were immersed in play outside the library and along the creek, and my husband and I quickly joined them in the joyful interactions that the built environment facilitated.

Now, I live in Connecticut and I have been inspired to use some of the techniques Growing up Boulder uses to work with students on town planning. Thank you Mara and Growing up Boulder for planting a seed that is growing wonderful ideas across the country!"

--Meg Jabaily, Connecticut

Bill of Rights for Youth under the Department of Human Services


Colorado State Representative and Boulderite, Junie Joseph, introduced legislation for Rights For Youth within the Division of Youth Services Facilities.  This bill aims to establish a comprehensive Bill of Rights for youth under the Department of Human Services, emphasizing dignity and rights. It covers various fundamental rights, including treatment with dignity, religious practice within bounds, freedom from discrimination, reasonable accommodations for disabilities, and voting rights, while addressing areas like medical care, legal issues, personal freedoms, and education. 

Thank you, Representative Joseph, for advocating on behalf of our children!

Growing Up Boulder's Vision and Mission

Growing Up Boulder's vision is to to cultivate vibrant communities where all young people thrive.  Growing Up Boulder's mission is centering young people's rights, voices, and agency to advance equitable and sustainable communities for all.

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