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. We want you to be thought partners in this vision.

Deb Meyer, Co-Founder, Broomfield Buddies

Tracy Stegall, Co-Founder, Broomfield Buddies; Principal, Aspen Creek PK-8 School

Samara Williams, Co-Founder, Broomfield Buddies; Principal, Emerald Elementary