WE'RE RAISING THE BAR.


 

On the surface, we’re a health and wellness organization, but what we really do is provide a venue of empowerment for people of all abilities so they can become who they're meant to be.

Everything we do is centered around empowerment through wellness education, practice and respect. 

 

THE NEED

The Twin Cities Metro area has a robust wellness community, and Minnesota routinely ranks as one of the top states for health, wellness and quality of life. While this is exciting, many individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) report not having a place to go and exercise or learn healthy movement practices where they feel safe and comfortable being themselves.

They often feel tolerated rather than accepted, and feel as though they’re seen as a  token rather than part of their community.

This is not to say the existing gym community doesn’t try, there are absolutely exceptions; what makes Thrive Mighty different is our very foundation is rooted in the development, growth and community aspect where people of all abilities feel accepted for who they are so they can create and build meaningful relationships and experience personal growth as a result.

Let’s work together to expand our networks and drive the point home that at a core level we’re all human beings first and we all deserve the opportunity to thrive.

You're invited to join our inclusive community that believes in raising the bar on expectations for people with and without intellectual disabilities.

It's time to live in your strength.    

MISSION

Thrive Mighty creates space for people of all abilities to demonstrate their power and value.

VISION

We envision a world where people are seen as humans, with abilities, first.

 

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WE STAND FOR

Power | Inclusion | Value

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Benjamin Swarts,
Executive Director

 
Photo: Three people, two men and one woman.  Logo on their shirts reads Special Olympics HardShell Barbenders.  From left to right: Nell, Ben and Dave at a Special Olympics Minnesota State Powerlifting meet.

Photo: Three people, two men and one woman. Logo on their shirts reads Special Olympics HardShell Barbenders. From left to right: Nell, Ben and Dave at a Special Olympics Minnesota State Powerlifting meet.