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Kids Enjoy Exercise Now

Kids Enjoy Exercise Now
CROWDRISE : Mar 25, 2012
Tax ID: 52-1767631
BASED: Washington, DC, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: keenusa.org

Celebrating Ability

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 USA (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) is a national, volunteer-led non-profit organization that provides one-to-one exercise and recreational programs for children and young adults with cognitive and physical disabilities at no cost to their families or caregivers.  

KEEN provides physical activity opportunities for one of the hardest to serve populations of cognitively and physically disabled children and young adults in our communities. Our KEEN athletes have autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other significant physical or intellectual disabilities.   For our athletes who have extensive cognitive and/or physical disabilities or those who are nonverbal, KEEN is the only organization that can accommodate their special needs. 

The benefits of KEEN are three-fold.  KEENs programs provide our athletes with exercise and physical activity, parents or caregivers are provided with much needed respite, and our volunteers come to understand and accept differences in others and are empowered to become community volunteer leaders.

KEEN is modeled on an innovative program established in Oxford, England by Elliott Portnoy, who brought KEEN to the Washington, DC area with his wife Estee in 1992.  KEEN started in an elementary school gym with five children and a handful of dedicated parents and volunteers.  Today, KEEN has a network of seven affiliates, providing services in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, St. Louis, Chicago, New York, Baltimore and Washington DC. In 2013, KEEN served more than 7000 community members.

Tax ID: 52-1767631 • keenusa.org

Fundraisers

KEEN USA - LA BIG5K - Saturday,  March 18, 2017

KEEN USA - LA BIG5K - Saturd…

Amount Raised:

$1,025

KEEN USA

KEEN USA

Amount Raised:

$75

KEEN USA - Los Angeles Marathon

KEEN USA - Los Angeles Marat…

Amount Raised:

$5,196

KEEN for Coffee

KEEN for Coffee

Amount Raised:

$0