Growing Up Boulder


Mara Mintzer, Research Affiliate, ENVD

Growing Up Boulder (GUB) is a “child- and youth-friendly city initiative" that began in the spring of 2009 as a partnership between:

  • the Children, Youth and Environments Center at the University of Colorado
  • the City of Boulder, the Boulder Valley School District,
  • former State Senator Dorothy Rupert
  • local nonprofits and businesses
  • Boulder's children and youth

Child- and youth-friendly cities are locales in which children’s rights are reflected in local policies, laws, programs and budgets. While Boulder already does much to support its children and youth, there is still work to be done.

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