Boulder Youth Body Alliance
Boulder Youth Body Alliance will be ending as a nonprofit on July 31, 2013. Click here for a letter written from the Board of Directors about this decision, as well as one written from Carmen, the Founder of BYBA.
We are all sad, yet Carmen will be taking some time to imagine new possibilities for the work to transform and continue. For those in the area, please plan to come to our celebration on June 22nd. In the meantime, you can expect us to continue doing our great work here in Boulder County and to end this school year as strongly as we can! Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you have.
Thank you for all of your support!
Imagine a world where every body counts…
…where each person is valued and respected, no matter what their size or shape. Boulder Youth Body Alliance believes in such a world.
More importantly, they partner with youth to create it. Through a variety of programs, projects, and activities, youth take action, reclaim their voices, and make a positive difference in their communities. They aim to foster confidence and help dismantle the limiting messages about body image that permeate our culture. Rather than trying to change their bodies, they work to change the world instead.
Boulder Youth Body Alliance started with a simple idea: teens talking to other teens about how they felt about weight, body image, and the messages they receive about how they’re ‘supposed’ to look.
Turns out, people had a lot to say.
Now youth become peer educators, learn media literacy through arts-based activism, acquire leadership skills, affect policy change, and share how their self-esteem has been transformed by embracing a positive body image.
In January 2011, Boulder Youth Body Alliance received runner-up as Best Body-Image Boosting Organization from the Nourishing Body Image awards!
“Being in Boulder Youth Body Alliance has been more meaningful to me than any other experience I have had. I learned that I can make a difference in an issue that I care about. I have emerged a more confident, self-accepting, knowledgeable and aware young woman. I have never felt more comfortable or beautiful in my own skin” - peer educator