About Us VIDA teaches nonviolent, at-risk youth the value of effective decision-making and taking responsibility for their futures. Read More Locations VIDA has five locations around L.A. County. Participants spend…
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Where is VIDA located?
We have various sites around L.A. County; please visit the locations page for details….
When does the program begin?
VIDA runs concurrent to the school year. We run a spring class and a fall class….
Who runs VIDA?
The program began as the dream of East Los Angeles Station deputy sheriffs who wanted to help troubled youths and their families. Since VIDA began in 1996 and went countywide…
How much does the program cost?
There is a nominal fee which covers the cost of the uniform, drug tests, and field trips. Contact us for further information….
Does the program require a big commitment?
Yes. VIDA is a structured, 16-week program that requires both participant and parent/guardian(s) to commit themselves fully in order to see results. Participants and their families are initially required to…
Who is VIDA for?
VIDA accepts nonviolent, at-risk youth between the ages of 11 and 17½ who are struggling with parent relationships, academics, antisocial peers/attitudes and making smart decisions. Typically, participants are referred to…
Why join VIDA?
In Spanish, “vida” means life. Vital Intervention and Directional Alternatives (VIDA) is committed to giving kids the knowledge and skills needed to transform their lives for the better. Parents can…