Age Minimum (with Adult): 16+, Minimum Age:16+
⚙ GET ACTIVE: Basketball "Coach" for Special Needs Youth 2020
WHAT: Play Basketball and help coach special needs youth in building their basketball skills. ABOUT KEEN: Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) is a nonprofit organization that provides one-to-one recreational opportunities for children and young adults with mental and physical disabilities. KEEN L.A.’s mission is to foster the self-esteem, confidence, skills and talents of its athletes through non-competitive activities. https://www.keenlosangeles.org/ VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: Get your game on! Play basketball with KEEN athletes between the ages of 5 and 21. The youth will be divided up by age groups, (ages 5-10) and (ages 11-21). L.A. Works volunteers get matched one-to-one with KEEN athletes for a group warm up, 1:1 coaching on passing, dribbling and shooting drills and lots of fun! The session ends with each athlete showcasing what they learned that day along with our usual "Prouds" circle. KEEN programs are tailored to each athlete's needs and designed to promote the athlete's sense of accomplishment. Bring some encouragement and positivity to these youth and show them a fun time! IMPACT: In addition to working with some great kids and young adults with disabilities, KEEN volunteers, or “coaches,” meet a variety of interesting community-minded people. Volunteering for KEEN is fun and offers opportunities for occasional participation, regular involvement, and leadership. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers for this project must be at least 15 years of age. Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. SPECIAL NOTES: Volunteer coaches do not need any prior experience with basketball or working with disabled individuals, but having a patient, spirited and kind-hearted presence is required.
ACCESSIBILITY: L.A. Works firmly believes that we strengthen the social fabric of our community by involving all in service. If you feel you need accommodations to participate in this project please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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*This project is managed by L.A. Works for our nonprofit partner and is led by an L.A. Works Volunteer Project Leader. L.A. Works is a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
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