Boulder, Colo., is an extremely vibrant and outdoorsy city that boasts close to 70,000 acres of open space and over 90 miles of trails in a community of roughly 100,000. With over 300 days of sunshine per year, there is always something fun to do in Boulder! Popular activities include hiking, skiing, mountain climbing, walking Pearl Street Mall, biking, and taking advantage of Boulder’s outdoor offerings. While being active and healthy is a priority in Boulder, so is a commitment to sustainable growth. With more than 360 nonprofits dedicated to education, preservation of nature, arts, theatre, and mental health, Boulder is one of the most progressive cities in the nation.
Amongst all the beauty and nature, Boulder’s affluent community is experiencing a large gap in high income and high poverty. In these hidden, low-income communities, youth are faced with tremendous obstacles to academic and life success. Serving in Boulder County with the “I Have a Dream” Foundation means providing the youth we serve with the necessary support and trusting relationships they need to close the achievement gap with their more affluent peers and complete high school prepared for higher education and a fulfilling career.