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 is a national, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with affiliates operating in Chicago, Greater Washington DC, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, and St. Louis.
Michael Jordan Makes Year-End Donation to KEEN Chicago.
Michael Jordan chose KEEN Chicago for a year-end gift stemming from the recent settlement of his lawsuits concerning the use of his identity. This donation will help KEEN Chicago grow and expand its programs in the Chicago area. Thank you Michael Jordan, and Congratulations to KEEN Chicago! For more information, read the article that appeared in the Chicago Tribune.
KEEN Fitness Symposium
KEEN Founder Elliott Portnoy welcomed guests and spoke of his early vision for creating fitness opportunities for kids with disabilities, never dreaming there would be an epidemic of childhood obesity severely impacting this population. For more information, click here.
Watch video presentations of symposium highlights.
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