A stone sign stands in front of a large building. Light piano music plays
ON SCREEN TEXT: DENVER NORTH
HOME OF THE
100 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE
CLASS OF 1994
KEVIN: North High School's been here since 1911 on this campus, and the room that we're standing in right now, this was a dirt room.
Kevin Bendjy stands in a weight room and speaks to someone off-camera.
ON SCREEN TEXT: Kevin Bendjy
Assistant Principal and Athletic Director
Two people paint a purple stripe along a white wall behind workout equipment.
A man tightens something on a large metal structure.
Two people use ratchets to tighten a bolt.
A man uses a hammer to hit the lower legs of a large shelf.
Sean Bowers stands in a gymnasium in front of a group of people opening large cardboard boxes. He speaks to someone off-camera.
ON SCREEN TEXT: Sean Bowers
Physical Education Teacher
SEAN: The kids didn't have respect for the space because they could tell that nobody put time into it.
Lawrence West wears a football jersey and stands in a room surrounded by workout equipment.
ON SCREEN TEXT: Lawrence West
LAWRENCE: Old equipment everywhere and, like, just overused equipment. Like, there was, like, cracks in the dumbbells.
Sean is interviewed in the gym.
SEAN: Wellness for our high school teenagers is extremely important.
A group of people in gray t-shirts move workout machines and yoga mats out of a narrow room.
SEAN: They are not quite adults yet. They don't know how to manage quite all the emotions.
Someone grabs a large rubber weight from a rack.
SEAN: And just the physical health is gonna help them. It's gonna make a big difference.
A woman carries a large metal rack through the weight room.
A time-lapse video shows people moving large boxes in and out of a gymnasium.
The video fades and white text appears.
ON SCREEN TEXT: UnitedHealthcare "Do Good. Live Well."
volunteers teamed up with the
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation to renovate
high school weight rooms across
the country–to leave a legacy of
health and wellness.
The text disappears and the video comes back into view.
A woman lifts a large black pad onto a pile of other pads.
A line of people carry metal racks through a hallway.
A woman ratchets a bolt on a large metal structure.
Two women create straight lines using green tape on a brick wall.
KURSTYN: The refurbishments that we're making today are really gonna bring the community together, give the children in the community a safe place to come, get some workouts on.
A woman uses a roller to paint a white column purple.
Kurstyn Montez is interviewed in the gymnasium and speaks to someone off-camera.
ON SCREEN TEXT: Kurstyn Montez
Teenagers wearing football uniforms walk into the room with Kevin.
KEVIN: Come on, come on.
MADISON: My first impression of the room was, I was completely blown away by all the new equipment.
Madison Menke is interviewed.
ON SCREEN TEXT: Madison Menke
MADISON: To have support come to our school, it makes me feel really grateful.
Teenage boys lean back and grab onto handles attached to straps before pulling themselves up.
MAN: It's a push-up.
A coach walks through the room as a line of high schoolers do push-ups.
MAN: This is the most foundational press that you can do.
Susana Cordova sits on bleachers and speaks to someone off-camera.
ON SCREEN TEXT: Susana Cordova
Denver Public Schools Superintendent
SUSANA: I think this project is such an incredible example of taking something that really, you know, started literally with dirt-- literally with, like, an unusable space and creating a state-of-the-art facility that helps kids realize they matter, they're valued.
Several woman use Allen wrenches to assemble metal bleachers in a pool area.
An overhead shot shows a time-lapse of people bringing weights into the room.
A coach speaks to students in the room as they stand and listen.
Lawrence is interviewed in the weight room.
LAWRENCE: It just gives me, like, the goosebumps sometimes. 'Cause, like, without them helping our community, we would have, like, the rusty dumbbells and stuff, so.
A slow-motion shot shows several teenagers in football jerseys shaking hands with volunteers in gray t-shirts.
LAWRENCE: I really like that.
Kevin stands in the weight room with students in football jerseys.
KEVIN: Hey. Two claps for--
Everyone claps in unison.
KEVIN: Two claps--
Everyone claps in unison.
KEVIN: Thank you, guys. We appreciate it.
The students applaud.
The screen fades to white and the UnitedHealthcare logo appears in blue.
ON SCREEN TEXT: UnitedHealthcare®