KEEN is a national, nonprofit volunteer-led organization that provides one-to-one recreational opportunities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities at no cost to their families and caregivers. KEEN's mission is to foster the self-esteem, confidence, skills and talents of its athletes through non-competitive activities, allowing young people facing even the most significant challenges to meet their individual goals.
By Mary Ann Bashaw | July 2013
Isabelle Henderson (11) tackles the rock-climbing wall with the help of intern Mindy Shreeve, An ASU student majoring in recreational therapy. Photo by Daniel Friedman.
It happens all over the Valley. Kids of all ages gather in a state-of-the-art sports facility to participate in favorite activities that range from basketball and gymnastics to swimming and yoga. So what’s different about the scenario at this Phoenix facility?
All of the athletes have disabilities.
KEEN is proud to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its programs for kids with disabilities in the United States!
Be a part of the celebration. If you have been a KEEN volunteer or had an athlete in the program, we invite your to share your story. Email your story, plus any relevant photo(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected stories will be published on our website.
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KEEN's 20th Anniversary is only possible because of the generosity of our many friends who have given us financial support throughout the years.
We invite you to join in KEEN's next decade by donating to our Anniversary Campaign.