Kids Coming Together provides opportunities for local youth to make new friends and connect with their community through service events led by high school students.
Learn more about the who, how, what, where, and why.
All kids in grades 3 through 8 are welcome and encouraged to come participate in community service events with our fantastic KCT leaders.
Kids who are struggling socially and could really benefit from a new friend or two. Perhaps a child who is new to the area, shy, concerned about rejection from their peers, or has some extra challenges in life.
Kids who feel very successful socially and want to make a difference in the lives of their peers. We welcome these kids to lead by example and help other kids make friends.
All kids from grades three through eight are welcome to join us regardless of what school district they live in or what school they attend.
Kids Coming Together promotes overall youth mental wellness and a sense of belonging.
High school leaders work side-by-side with kids on fun local service projects.
The high school leaders enjoy working with small groups of kids on a variety of different projects and activities that benefit our community. Events typically run between one hour and 90 minutes, and the times and dates vary — so be sure to read the details carefully before your register your child! Some of our past experiences include:
- Feeding and caring for farm animals
- Socializing with dogs
- Doing art projects with memory care residents
- Making mud for a mud run
- Passing out trophies at the end of a race
- Cleaning up dolls donated to Eastside Baby Corner
- Painting kindness rocks
- Creating cards for teachers
Events are held in various locations around the Sammamish and Redmond communities.
Kids Coming Together is focused primarily on serving our local community, so most events take place on or near the Sammamish plateau. Popular locations include Beaver Lake Lodge and Pavillion, Sammamish Animal Rescue, and our many beautiful local parks.
Check out our COVID policy to find out whether masks and vaccinations are required for your child.
Kids Coming Together exists thanks to the generosity of volunteers, parents, and the Lake Washington Schools Foundation.
The years leading up to High School are so important. Socializing and making friends in new situations is a huge skill for kids to develop. KCT provides community service events for kids to practice connecting with people outside of their school or neighborhood.
You often hear about it taking a village to raise a child. Well, very few of us live in villages anymore. We hope that KCT can be a small part of your family’s village.