Broomfield Buddies exists to support social emotional learning and mental health of children and youth in Broomfield.
- Emerald Elementary School
Thirteen grants were allocated in January 2019 for the initial grant funding cycle for Broomfield Buddies! There were 18 applicants, and recipients included schools across Adams 12 and Boulder Valley, covering levels from pre-K through 12th grade.
Grant projects included Social Emotional Learning (SEL) toolkits, Bully Prevention materials, school trainings and continuing education for educators.
About Broomfield Buddies:
Our work began in the spring of 2013 after a meeting at the Broomfield United Methodist Church. The community was reeling in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy and wanted to come together in proactive response. Following a number of visioning sessions, Broomfield Buddies was formed. We strive to bring together members of the faith community and non-profit organizations to come alongside schools and support children’s social, emotional, and mental health. We are a designated fund under the Broomfield Community Foundation.
Why are we doing this work in this way?
With continued school funding challenges in Colorado, the theoretical support for children’s social, emotional, and mental health does not match the monetary support. Our previous work involved fundraising to hire elementary school counselors in BVSD Broomfield Schools. We are now actively working on Broomfield Buddies 2.0, expanding our scope of work to all schools in Broomfield. You can support this vision by clicking below to donate to the Broomfield Buddies Fund for future grant cycles.