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KEEN’s Mission
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
Foster confidence, self-esteem and community inclusion for youth with disabilities; strengthen communities through education of volunteers; and provide families with respite and a supportive network.

Watch the new video unveiled at our Bowling Bonanza!
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KEEN Summer Swim


MAY 6 & 20th, JUNE 3rd & 17th, JULY 8th & 22nd, AUGUST 5th & 19th, SEPTEMBER 9th & 23rd

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 Due to its great success, our newest program, KEEN Basketball
- in partnership with Sinai Temple and Assist LA -
will start again in Fall 2017.  
For more information, click here.

Upcoming Session Dates:

The Children's Institute
2121 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026 (Directions)

Sinai Temple
10400 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 (Directions)

Arrival Time
Volunteer Coaches: 10:15 am - 12:30 pm
Athletes: 11 am - 12:30 pm

Arrival Time
Volunteers Coaches: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Athletes: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Session Dates:
October 14 & 28th
November 4th & 18th
December 2nd & 16th

Session Dates:
October 15, 22, 19
November 5, 19
December 3, 10


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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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.

Thank you,

Ravi Gadam

KEEN LA Board President


Points of Light and the State of California have just recognized KEEN Los Angeles as a SERVICE ENTERPRISE agency. 


Did you know that nonprofits that engage volunteers are better led, managed, and operate at almost half the medium budget?  Learn more at



smiley On Sunday, May 18th, Young Variety volunteered at the sports session at the Elysian Park Recreation Center. Executive Director Elizabeth O'Neil later presented KEEN LA with a grant for $12,400 to help fund Sports sessions for the year.

Thanks so much for your continued support!