Longmont Inspire Program


Engaging Latino communities in nature-based experiences that are integrated into children’s lives from birth to adulthood through outdoor experiences, neighborhood restoration and improvement projects, participation in city-wide restoration efforts after the 2013 floods, and leadership programs.

Nurtured by Nature in Longmont

Longmont, Colorado has a population of 86,000 people of which 21,000 orGOCO logo 24.6% are Hispanic or Latino, placing it approximately 35th in the state for this population. It also has the largest Latino population in Boulder County, and over 80% speak Spanish. The city has 4,300 Latino youth under age 18, and the median age of the community is 25 for women and 24 for men (2010 U.S. Census Bureau Data). This young community is ready for opportunities that engage them in outdoor activities in Longmont and beyond.

Project Objectives

  • Conduct a community survey to examine Latino interest in outdoor recreation activities and current participation.
  • Collaborate with existing, Latino-serving partners to adapt programs to include outdoor activities based on community survey results.
  • Identify community projects that restore habitat damaged by the 2013 flood.
  • Develop a strategy that addresses youth engagement in outdoor activities from birth to adulthood.

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Our Partners

The Longmont Inspire Initiative includes 15 partners:

Boulder County Public Health • Boulder Parks and Recreation, Youth Initiative and Community Partnerships and Outreach • Boulder County YMCA • Casa de la Esperanza • City of Longmont Community & Neighborhood Resources and Children, Youth & Families • El Centro Amistad • Environment for the Americas • Growing Gardens • Latino Chamber of Commerce • Neocom Promo Latino Marketing • Open Space and Mountain Parks • St. Vrain State Park • Wild Plum Center

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