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KEEN’s Mission
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
Foster confidence, self-esteem and community inclusion for youth with disabilities; strengthen communities through education of volunteers; and provide 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.

KEEN USA is proud to be an official charity of the
Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon
March 19, 2017

Just in time for our 25th Anniversary –
Join Team KEEN 25!

The iconic "Stadium to the Sea" course begins at Dodger Stadium and finishes steps from the Pier in Santa Monica.

To register for the Marathon as a KEEN runner or a KEEN 2-person relay team, click here.

  • To select KEEN as your charity, when asked "Which Official Charity are you running for?" scroll down and select "Kids Enjoy Exercise Now Foundation."
  • You will receive information from KEEN about how to set up your fundraising page.
  • You will be able to indicate whether you are running to support KEEN nationally, or to have 70% of your funds raised directed to one of our affiliate locations.

Would you like more information before deciding to run? Register your interest in joining our Team, by clicking here.

Visit our booth at the
2017 Abilities Expo Los Angeles
March 24-26, 2017
Los Angeles Convention Center


KEEN Partners with MFN, giving all KEEN participant access to a national registry of fitness and other holistic health professionals. For more information, click here.

Article by David Geslak of Excercise Connection Corporation:
Making Sense of Exercise for Those with Autism

Article by Eric Chessen, MS, founder of Autism Fitness:
The Top 5 Exercises for Children with Autism

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.


Opening Remarks: Elliott Portnoy Keynote Speaker: Bob Lujano
Featured Speaker: Steve Ettinger Interlude: KEEN Athlete-led Session
Special Olympics Speaker: Garrett Barnes Panel Discussion, Donald Rosenstein, MD, Moderator

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KEEN USA 2014 Annual Report
See some fabulous photos from KEEN programs around the country, read about the great work we are doing,and learn who our generous donors are, and how their money is put to use.
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 The KEEN Effect: what Effect will it have on you?

KEEN Athletes and Volunteers in action at KEEN New York's annual KEENBall event on Pier 5 in Brooklyn.