Make friends. have fun. serve others.
Kids Coming Together provides opportunities for local youth to make new friends and connect with their community through free service events led by high school students.
Helping kids make new friends and connect to their community.
With a focus on friendships, Kids Coming Together promotes community service and a sense of belonging for youth in grades 3-8. Local high schoolers lead by example and help younger kids actively participate in fun service events.
Attention High Schoolers!
Sign up to volunteer at one (or more) of our upcoming events. It’s tons of fun, and you may be able to earn volunteer hours!
Here's what the kids are saying about KCT.
“After isolating myself when COVID first hit, my mom encouraged me to sign up for a KCT event. KCT gave me a safe space to relearn my social skills and have fun! This year I joined the Youth Board to help kids like me grow and overcome challenges in their lives.”
Tanya Nair, Youth Board and former KCT Kid
"Seeing a kid make a new friend or show a small act of kindness always puts a smile on my face because friends are so valuable. I want the kids to know that people care about them.”
Abi Burns, Youth Board President
"I like the fun activities, playing with other kids, helping the community, and working with the High School Leaders! When I go to high school, I want to volunteer as a Leader as well!”
3rd Grader, Margaret Mead Elementary
"KCT provides a safe space that helps kids feel comfortable making new friends. KCT’s connection to community is also unmatched as kids from local areas join hands to complete service projects."
Connie Huang, Youth Board
"I have learned so much about event management and just how much effort it takes to plan an event. In addition to learning important leadership skills, I have witnessed so many heartwarming interactions between kids that make all of the hard work worth it.”
Abi Burns, Youth Board
“I love KCT events because there are so many fun ways to be involved and lots of opportunities for community service and interacting with others.”
Anika Kamath, Youth Board and former KCT Kid
“My favorite KCT memory was during a removing invasive species event at Evans Creek Preserve. I witnessed a kid step in unprompted to assist another group member who was struggling to remove a long invasive plant. Experiences like these encompass what KCT’s mission is all about.”
Keaton Staggs, Youth Board
Be a part of something special
There are several ways you can participate with Kids Coming Together.
Sign up for an event to reserve a spot for your child in grades 3-8. Events are always free, and you MUST register your child in advance.
High school volunteers facilitate our events to help kids develop lasting friendships. Get more information on how you can join us!
Sign up for the Kids Coming Together newsletter to receive monthly updates, announcements, and information on upcoming events.