Programs

All of KEEN's programs are based on a single principle: pair a trained volunteer with an athlete and let them discover together how much they can do. Programs are all open and unstructured, allowing athletes facing significant challenges to have fun and be successful. KEEN programs are open to all youth ages 5-21 with physical or developmental disabilities. Certain programs are for select age groups only.

  • Absolutely Free
  • Volunteer-Run
  • Age Appropriate & Non-Competitive
  • Open, Unstructured and Flexible
  • Tailored for Each Athlete's Needs
  • Inclusive, Regardless of Severity of Disabilities

KEEN offers three Fitness & Fun programs: KEEN Sports (UIC and Loyola), KEENquatics (UIC) and KEEN Trampoline (Sky High Sports Trampoline Park), as well as KEEN Art, a program before or after KEEN Sports at Loyola. General Program information is detailed below. For specific dates and times, please check the Current Schedule.
 

 

During the Sports Program, athletes and volunteers come together for one-to-one activities. They have a group warm up, and then move to individual activities which are tailored solely to the needs of the athlete. They may throw a basketball or kick a soccer ball. Many love to bounce on 36” balls or be pulled along the floor on a flat wheeled...

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KEENquatics brings the KEEN formula to the swimming pool. A large variety of inflatable equipment makes even the most cautious athlete eager to get in the water and splash about. Swimmers who are able are encouraged to swim a lap or two. 
Ages:  5-21

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Held between the two sessions of Sports at Loyola, KEEN Art gives KEEN athletes an opportunity to explore their creative side. A variety of Arts and Crafts projects are available, provide a good warm-up or cool-down for the athlete.
Ages: 5 - 21

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In addition to bouncing to their heart's delight on the giant padded trampolines, KEEN athletes can dive into foam block pits and swing from ropes!
Ages: 5 - 21

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