14: KEEN USA w/ Kate Hurson


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Player FM과 저희 커뮤니티의 ABC's of Disability Planning 콘텐츠는 모두 원 저작자에게 속하며 Player FM이 아닌 작가가 저작권을 갖습니다. 오디오는 해당 서버에서 직접 스트리밍 됩니다. 구독 버튼을 눌러 Player FM에서 업데이트 현황을 확인하세요. 혹은 다른 팟캐스트 앱에서 URL을 불러오세요.
Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)
Web: https://www.keenusa.org/
Email: info@keenusa.org | Phone: 866-903-KEEN (5336)
Facebook: @KEENusa | Twitter: @KEENusa
Kate Hurson is the Executive Director of KEEN USA. In this episode Kate explains KEEN's origin story, provides viewers with an overview of KEEN's programs and how to get involved.
KEEN is a volunteer-led, nonprofit — 501(c)(3) — organization headquartered in the Washington, DC area. KEEN USA’s Board of Directors oversees affiliate operations and charts national initiatives. Each affiliate also has a Board of Directors, comprised of parents, volunteers and members of the community who direct all local activities in accordance with KEEN‘s mission of providing free programs for kids with disabilities, regardless of the nature or severity of that disability.
KEEN is modeled on an innovative program established in Oxford, England by Elliott Portnoy, who brought KEEN to the Washington, DC area in 1992. With his wife, Estee Portnoy, and help from a handful of parents and volunteers, KEEN started as a single program. 25 years later, because of its unique approach of individualized, one-to-one, noncompetitive programming, KEEN has expanded into seven markets across the nation, serving over fifteen hundred young people with disabilities each year and touching the lives of tens of thousands of volunteers.
Currently KEEN operates programs in New York, DC, Chicago, St. Louis, Phoenix, Los Angeles and San Francisco. To find an affiliate near you please click on the below link. If there is not a KEEN affiliate in your city/state, and you are interested in starting one, please reach out to Kate - info@keenusa.org.
KEEN is a 501(c)3 nonprofit - all of their programs are provided free of charge. They rely on the generosity of their communities, volunteers and corporate sponsors to keep their doors open and offer their services. If you would like to provide support, financially or with your time, please contact your local affiliate.
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