The NYC alumni chapter gathered a group of alumni to volunteer at KEEN NY
On Oct. 6, the NYC alumni chapter hosted its second service project of the year. After a very succsuccessful project at St. Francis Xavier Mission shelter, the chapter continued its service back to the city by partnering with Kids Enjoy Exercise Now New York (KEEN NY).
KEEN is a national nonprofit program designed to empower youth with disabilities by providing free, non-competitive one-to-one programs of exercise, fitness and fun led by volunteer coaches. Their goal is to foster confidence, self-esteem and community inclusion for youth with disabilities; strengthen communities through education of volunteers; and provide families with respite and a supportive network. For more information about KEEN New York, please visit their website by clicking here.
The group of alumni volunteers included Erica Ayala ’08, Andrew Bronsteen ’13, Mike Quinn ’14, and Morgan Maner ’17. Each volunteer was paired with a child to help them participate in sports, activities, and even arts & crafts. The group had an incredible time and met some incredible kids and families.
This E-net article was contributed by Andrew Bronsteen ’13, NYC Alumni Chapter board member.