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 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.
Will you help empower youth with disabilities by having fun with friends?
Kicks off September 18, 2015
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KEEN is currently enrolling NEW athletes and NEW volunteers!
To enroll your child, please complete the new athlete enrollment form.
KEEN Phoenix sessions are held at:
Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center
Gompers Habilitation Center
The City of Tempe
See the Programs calendar under the Programs tab
Do you have a special talent/interest such as yoga, gymnastics, music, and art that you would be willing to share with others? KEEN Phoenix is looking for volunteers to share their talents with an amazing group of athletes.
To register as a volunteer, please complete the new volunteer registration form.
If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Coach Alex Sachs at 480-296-4670.