The Kiva Center's mission is to build inner-strength and compassion in Colorado’s youth through transformational nature-connection experiences.
A Culture of Belonging
Our homeschool program is an immersive and transformational community of learners and their families that builds confidence through nature connection for its members.
Mental, Physical, and Emotional Wellbeing
Our school enrichment programs support entire schools to create a cultural shift towards happier and healthier students through community-wide action.
Kiva Center by the Numbers
homeschoolers served in four years
public school students served through free programming
of respondents noticed an increase in child's confidence in social settings
of respondents identified an increased desire to care for the earth
of respondents noticed an increase in their child’s confidence to try new things
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
This is one of the most powerful, authentic, enriching programs and communities we have found after years of research, trial and error! Thank you so much.
— Parent of 12 year old
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What does ‘Kiva’ mean to us?
A Kiva is a type of ancient, circular underground dwelling created by the people living in the four corners region from 800-1200 CE. Some were used for ceremonial purposes within the community, while many more were communal gathering places. These dwellings were hardly recognizable from above ground, for they only had a small opening with a ladder to lower down into them. Some were accessed through underground tunnels, which connected to towers above ground.
The Kiva Center aims to reclaim the feeling of having a home in the Earth, which although seems hidden at times, it can be found deeply nested within every human being.