North Bethesda, MD 20827
KEEN Greater DC (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) is 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 core program is called "Sports," and takes place in a gym, with a variety of sports equipment available.Athletes (young people with disabilities) and volunteer coaches may throw a basketball or kick a soccer ball, or they may take a walk around an outdoor track. Many athletes love to bounce on our large therapy balls, and others enjoy speeding across the floor on our 4-wheeled scooter boards. KEEN Sports programs are broken down into three age groups: kids (ages 5-12), teens (ages 13-19), and young adults (ages 20-25). Programs are held in Montgomery County at Tilden Middle School in North Bethesda on Sunday afternoons.
KEEN's mission is to foster the self-esteem, confidence, skills and talents of its program participants (called "athletes") through non-competitive activities, allowing young people facing even the most significant challenges to meet their individual goals. KEEN's Sports, Music and Swim programs take place on the weekends from Sept.-thru. June each year. KEEN currently has a waiting list of children, teens and young adults with disabilities who wish to join our programs.
To enroll your child in any KEEN program, it is important to get on the waiting list as soon as possible.