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Recreational Program Facilitator for Youth with Disabilities

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KEEN Chicago

KEEN Chicago
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Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) Chicago mobilizes a vision of an inclusive future; one with intentional community spaces that uplift youth with disabilities ages 5-21. KEEN’s mission statement is to empower youth with disabilities by providing free, non-competitive, and unstructured one-to-one (1:1) programs of exercise, fitness and fun led by volunteer coaches.

We have begun the process of re-opening in person which requires more structure than in the past in order to encourage social distancing at sessions. Therefore, we are looking for individuals with skills in particular areas of recreation who would be willing to lead our activities 1-2x each month. This could include: dance, yoga, basketball, art, music, soccer, tennis or truly any sort of recreational activity which may be new for many of our Athletes.

For in-person sessions, masks are required. Volunteers are also required to be fully vaccinated for the protection of our Athletes with disabilities.

It is also possible to fill out a volunteer application to be involved with our program without facilitating sessions. Visit our website for more information.

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About KEEN Chicago


P.O. Box 06255, Chicago, IL 60606, US

Mission Statement

KEEN Chicago is a nonprofit volunteer-led organization that provides one-to-one recreational opportunities for children and young adults with mental and physical disabilities. KEEN's mission is to foster the self-esteem, confidence, skills and talents of its athletes through non-competitive activities, allowing young people facing even the most significant challenges to meet their individual goals.


Service Enterprise

Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Chicago, IL 60609



  • Visual Arts
  • Music Therapy
  • Storytelling
  • Fitness Instruction


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 15
  • We are asking our program facilitators to be available to lead at least 1-2 activities each month for our Athletes, for at least 3 months of time.
  • All in-person volunteers must be fully vaccinated. There is also the opportunity to facilitate programming for our virtual sessions. All KEEN volunteers will be run through the sex offender database for the safety of our Athletes.

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