Family Resource Schools (FRS) is a joint partnership between the City of Boulder and the Boulder Valley School District serving children and families at five elementary schools in Boulder: Columbine, Creekside, Crest View, University Hill and Whittier International.

FRS is dedicated to supporting families capacity to raise healthy, well-functioning, and successful children through a broad array of prevention and early intervention services. These services are developed and delivered according to the unique needs of families in each school community. The program especially emphasizes outreach to traditionally underserved populations to increase access to basic services and engagement in school.

The Essential Framework of FRS

  • Promote family self-sufficiency
  • Remove barriers to academic achievement
  • Build on family strengths
  • Enhance academic opportunities at the school
  • Serve as an advocate for families

Services Available Through FRS

  • Case management and follow-up services

  • Counseling: individual and group

  • Referrals to service providers

  • Prevention/Intervention

  • Workshops, classes and school engagement for parents

  • Neighborhood outreach

  • Coordination of special events

  • Afterschool enrichment programs

Other Services

Other services vary among the FRS Schools and can include/ support obtaining the following:

  • Academic training
  • Child care and child care subsidies
  • Basic needs and transportation assistance
  • Dental, medical and vision care

Get Involved With the Family Resource Schools Program

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Family Resource Schools Site Directory

Columbine Elementary School

Provides all of the core services of FRS including individual and group counseling and a health and wellness program. FRS at Columbine offers a variety of after school academic enrichment programs, academic assistance, and a morning Homework Club.

Creekside Elementary School

Provides all of the core services of FRS including individual and group counseling and a health and wellness program.FRS at Creekside offers a variety of after school enrichment programs including art, athletics and STEM classes. FRS also hosts several parent workshops and family events throughout the year.

Crest View Elementary School

Provides all of the core services of FRS including individual and group counseling and a health and wellness program. FRS at Crest View offers a variety of after school enrichment programs including art, athletics, leadership programs and language classes with new classes offered throughout the year. FRS hosts several parent engagement trainings and family events throughout the year.

University Hill Elementary School

Provides all of the core services of FRS including individual and group counseling and a health and wellness program. The FRS after school program at Uni HIl offers a variety of enrichment classes that focus on the emotional, social and academic growth of our students. Classes include chess, music, soccer, STEM based classes and more. Another area of focus is parent engagement through various skill level classes such as: parenting, computers, language classes, technology and parent-led events to foster the building a stronger community.

Whittier International Elementary School

Provides all of the core services of FRS including group and individual counseling and a health and wellness program. The FRS after school program at Whittier offers a variety of enrichment classes for all children including robotics, magic, soccer and one-on-one tutoring during Homework Club. FRS also offers parenting classes, computer classes, an International Connections workshop and nutrition classes.