LOCATION: 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128
ORGANIZATION: KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now)
RSVP Deadline: April 22, 2015
TASK: Help empower children and teens with special needs by helping them in the pool.
NOTE: Should be comfortable standing in the shallow end of a pool.
BACKGROUND: KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) provides free recreational opportunities to hundreds of children and young adults with disabilities. KEEN was founded in England in 1988 and was brought to Washington, D.C. in 1992. Its New York affiliate, located in Manhattan’s Clinton neighborhood, was established in 2008. Clients are paired with volunteers to participate in arts and crafts and sports programs. KEEN fosters the self-esteem, confidence, and talents of young people facing significant challenges, empowering them to meet their individual goals.