Join the Movement in making Richmond the most active in the nation–become Active RVA certified! Active RVA Certification recognizes schools, workplaces, and early child care providers (new for 2017!) for their commitment to physical activity.
Know someone who is a champion for physical activity? How about a particular project that promotes active living? Nominations are also open for the Active RVA Changemaker of the Year and for the Active RVA Infrastructure Award.
Active RVA Certifications will be announced during the Active RVA Awards in May. Stay tuned for more details!
Click on the tabs below to submit your application to become Active RVA Certified or to submit nominations for our Changemaker and Infrastructure Awards.
Active RVA Certification for Schools
An Active RVA Certified School is an elementary, middle, or high school that adopts, supports, and engages physical activity as a part of their school’s culture. Active RVA Certified Schools support their students, faculty, staff, and their families to maximize their health and wellness through regular physical activity. By utilizing programs, infrastructure, and measurable results, Active RVA Certified Schools provide meaningful pathways for the whole school community to get moving and get healthy.
Active RVA Certification for Workplaces
An Active RVA Certified Workplace adopts, supports, and engages physical activity as part of their company’s culture. Active RVA Certified Workplaces support their employees to maximize their health and wellness through regular physical activity. By utilizing programs, infrastructure, and measurable results, Active RVA Certified Workplaces provide meaningful pathways for all employees to get moving and get healthy.
Active RVA Certification for Early Childhood Education Providers
Children who are more physically engaged early have better health outcomes throughout life. Active early childcare is an important part of this. We know from countless studies that a host of chronic diseases can be prevented by moderate physical activity. A healthier community contributes to a more productive economy, and students who get daily exercise perform better in the classroom.
Changemaker of the Year
Active RVA is seeking nominations for the annual Changemaker Award. Know a community organization, individual, or coalition that is making a big difference in the physical activity and health of our community? Nominate them!
Active RVA is seeking nominations for the annual Infrastructure of the Year Award. What project do you think is best supporting our community to live a more active lifestyle? Whether it’s publicly owned or supported by a private entity–what project do you think is really inspiring people to live actively in the Richmond region? Past winners include the ARCPark and the Virginia Capital Trail.