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My son loves every KEEN event - the regular sessions, the family fun day, you name it - because, for that time period, he has a friend. KEEN gives people with disabilities the friendship they so desire but can't obtain on their own. ” – KEEN parent

All of KEEN's programs are based on a single principle: pair a trained volunteer with an athlete and let them discover together how much they can do. Programs are all open and unstructured, allowing athletes facing significant challenges to have fun and be successful.

  • Absolutely Free
  • Volunteer-Run
  • Age Appropriate & Non-Competitive
  • Open, Unstructured and Flexible
  • Tailored for Each Athlete's Needs
  • Inclusive, Regardless of Severity of Disabilities

KEEN Los Angeles currently offers three programs: KEEN Sports, KEEN Basketball, and KEEN Swim.


The program sessions are usually scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month, with the exception of holiday weekends and the month of August. Athletes and volunteers participate in activities from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. This site is an ideal facility for KEEN and features an outdoor and indoor space with a basketball court outside and a gymnastics space available indoors. There are also nearby playgrounds and park areas that family members are welcome to enjoy.


January 7, 21
February 4, 25
March 4,25
April 1, 22
May 6, 20
October 14, 28
November 4, 18
December 2, 16


Coahces/Volunteers: 10:15 am - 12:30 pm
Athletes/Kids:           11:00 am - 12:30 pm


The Children's Institute
2121 W Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026 (Directions)


KEEN Swim brings the KEEN formula to the pool. A large variety of inflatable equipment makes even the most cautious athlete eager to get in the water and splash about. Swimmers who are able are encouraged to swim a lap or two.


May 6, 20
June 3, 17
July 8, 22
August 5, 19
September 9, 23


Coaches/Volunteers: 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Athletes/Kids: 10:00 am - 11:00 am (Ages 5-12)
                      11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Ages 13+)


Variety Boys and Girls Club
2530 Cincinnati St, Los Angeles, CA 90033 (Directions)



KEEN Basketball program is designed for athletes who want to focus on developing their basketball skills.  Designed by former collegiate basketball players, each session includes a group warm up, 1:1 coaching on passing, dribbling and shooting drills and lots of fun! The session ends with each athlete showcasing what they learned that day along with our usual "Prouds" circle.


**New Fall Dates**
October 15, 22, 29
November 5, 19
December 3,10


Coaches/Volunteers:   1:00pm - 4:00pm
Athletes/Kids:            2:00pm - 3:00pm (Ages 5-12)                                    3:00pm - 4:00pm  (Ages 13+)  


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