Our mission is to build wellness for families in communities of need through education, nurturing and physical activity.
VIVE addresses the health equity and wellness needs of many of Colorado’s low-income youth, who face significant health disparities and often lack access to engaging physical activity and health education. ViVe began in 2015, through partnership with local organizations, and donations secured through grants, and private funding, ViVe promotes public health, leadership, mental health and social well-being.
ViVe is committed to battling the increase in childhood obesity along with the emotional stress that comes with it by offering education classes on nutrition, stress, mental health, heart health along with an array of Physical Activity , Play and Sports program.
ViVe’s strategy is to create health equity by offering these programs in communities of need, in collaboration with local schools, families and organizations. Our vision: “Un Mundo donde todos pueden jugar” – A World where everyone can play. This is what ViVe is creating – especially for our children
Make an Impact.
VIVE provides children and their families opportunities to engage in physical activities, wellness education, sports and Youth Workforce development that would otherwise be inaccessible to them.
Over 60% of Latino and African American Children cannot swim
Low income children & Minority children lack the access and opportunity to PLAY & Participate in sports.
Playtime and physical activity are essential to the mental health, cognitive development and the physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth.
Over 1000 children and their families learned to swim
Over 300 children enrolled in Play After School programs
The ViVe Youth Workforce development program provided job readiness training and health and wellness employment to former learn-to-swim participants
More than 100 youth participated in ViVe Multi-sport, completing duathlons and triathlons. Together with their families they experienced our parks and our lakes and outdoors adventures that are otherwise unavailable.
kids and their families learn to swim
Every year ViVe teaches over 300 kids and their families to swim through after school learn to swim, summer learn to swim.
Years Serving communities
ViVe provides children and their families opportunities to engage in physical activities, wellness education, sports and Youth Workforce development that would otherwise be inaccessible to them.
years implementing Youth workforce DEVELOPMENT.
ViVe’s Youth workforce development program is the final step in ViVe’s continuum of fitness programming and is for youth age 15 and over who are interested in health and wellness careers. This three-month program provides training in leadership, CPR, first aid, lifeguard certification, water safety instruction and job readiness, with a pipeline to job opportunities with the city of Denver.