KEEN’s mission is to empower youth with disabilities by providing free, non-competitive one-to-one programs of exercise, fitness and fun, led by volunteer coaches.
KEEN’s vision is fostering the confidence, self-esteem and inclusion in the community for youth with disabilities; strengthening the community through education of volunteers; and providing families with respite and a supportive network.
KEEN Los Angeles has a Blog!
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KEEN USA hosted a National Symposium in Washington, DC on the need for fitness programs for kids with disabilities in light of the childhood obesity epidemic. Representatives from NCHPAD, The YMCA, Special Olympics, SHAPE America, Playworks, and other organizations came together to discuss access and barriers to programming, best practices for providing programs, outcomes measurement and other issues on this critical topic. To watch all the symposium videos, click here.
KEEN Founder and President Elliott Portnoy's opening remarks at the 2015 Symposium.
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The Children's Institute
Upcoming Session Dates:
May 14 & 21
Volunteers: 10:15 - 12:30 pm
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Dear Mystery Donor,
Kids Enjoy Exercise Now, Los Angeles would like to acknowledge and thank you for your recent $5,000 gift. Although you chose to remain anonymous, rest assured knowing that these funds will go a long way to ensure that our kids will keep playing, swimming, and growing. The KEEN LA Board of Directors, volunteers, parents, and especially our athletes are very grateful for your generosity.
KEEN LA Board President