Helping children and young adults with disabilities build confidence, exercise and develop social skills through its free of charge programs

The need for recreational programs for young people with disabilities in our community is enormous. You can help by donating to KEEN Greater DC.

KEEN Greater DC (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) is a volunteer-led nonprofit organization that provides free of charge sports and recreation programs to children and young adults with disabilities in the greater DC area. KEEN currently serves over 375 young people with disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy. KEEN Greater DC offers 25 programs in Montgomery County, MD, Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC and Fairfax County, VA. KEEN athletes enjoy swimming, soccer, tennis, music, tae kwon do, basketball, bowling and gym-based sports programs. At all program sessions athletes are paired one-to-one with a volunteer coach, ensuring that every child receives individualized attention and can participate at their level of ability.

What is unique about KEEN Greater DC?

  • We accept every child regardless of his/her ability or disability.

  • All KEEN programs are run and managed by committed volunteers.

  • Our programs are completely free of charge to the athletes and their families.

KEEN Greater DC Parent Testimonials

"I don't think words can express the difference KEEN has made in my son's life. Coming to KEEN makes his whole day. After KEEN he is so happy - it makes a huge difference for our entire family!”

“We are so grateful for the KEEN programs that our child attends - they are so important, for their social aspect, exercise program, and in providing an outlet for our children with special needs during the weekend when there are so few opportunities for special needs children to participate and enjoy!”

“KEEN is the only no cost program that we know of. Thanks so much for offering your programs at no cost to us. It is so refreshing to not have to pay. Everything else in my child's life cost so much money!!”

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    PO BOX 341590
    BETHESDA, MD 20827
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