Opportunities for participation in local GUB activities

See below for information about:

  • GUB Steering Committee Meeting on 3/17/20 - Please join us

Successful first webinar!

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Thirty-three people from 5 continents participated in GUB’s first-ever webinar.  The webinar, entitled “How to make a child-friendly city map,” is now available for purchase for $50; alternatively, GUB is available for hire to deliver the workshop live to local communities.  Contact growingupboulder@gmail.com for more information.

Volunteers and experts needed to work with elementary school kids

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Want to serve as a volunteer or “expert” in an elementary school classroom for GUB’s North Boulder Library project?  We are looking for community members with expertise (or enthusiasm) to support elementary school children (250!) who will offer input to the future North Boulder library’s programming and equipment needs.  Areas for input include a proposed (funding dependent):

1) indoor/outdoor culinary maker space,

2) playground,

3) community plaza, and

4) community garden.

The new North Boulder library is projected to open at the end of 2022 and will have more Spanish language resources and bilingual staff than any other library in Boulder.  Planners, architects, artists and teachers are encouraged to volunteer! Contact oliver.brooks@colorado.edu to sign up.

Child and Teen-Friendly City Maps

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GUB’s digital teen-friendly city map officially launched in December 2019.  An updated 2020 child-friendly city (cfc) map will be printed this spring.  Please send feedback or suggestions for the new version of the map before March 20, 2020!  Read this Citylab article for more information about the map.

Kids' Input to East Boulder Subcommunity Plan (EPSP)

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In 2019, the City began to engage East Boulder neighborhood residents, businesses, and customers in answering the following question: how should the East Boulder [Subcommunity] look, feel and function over the next 20-50 years?  GUB partnered with city to answer this question from a young person's perspective. GUB conducted participatory planning engagements​ with three groups within the East Boulder Subcommunity catchment area: second grade students who attend Eisenhower Elementary School, child, teen and parent residents in the San Lazaro Manufactured Home Community, and adolescent members of a bird-banding club at Thorne Nature Experience.  Watch a clip about GUB's work with kids  for an overview of the project, and read the report for more complete information.

See the GUB-EBSP Report >>
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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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