About Kids Coming Together

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.

 Kids Coming Together (KCT) is very proud to provide opportunities that offer a wide variety of benefits to our neighbors and our community:

  1. Help kids in grades 3 through 8 make new friends
  2. Help kids and young adults in grades 3 through 12 understand the benefits and significance of community service
  3. Allow high school students an opportunity to gain community service hours to put on resumes, college applications and for academic requirements

 

All kids in grades 3 through 8 are welcome and encouraged to come participate in community service events with our fantastic KCT leaders. We especially seek out two groups of kids.  The first is kids that struggle socially and could really benefit from a new friend or two.  Perhaps a child who is new to the area, shy, struggling socially, concerned about rejection from their peers, or has some extra challenges in life. We also want kids that 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.  Kids Coming Together is looking to promote overall youth mental wellness and a sense of belonging to a community. This is how we are making a difference in our community. Please reach out if you have any questions regarding our programs or how you can help.

KCT does not charge a fee for kids to attend our events.  The high leaders enjoy working with small groups of kids on a variety of different projects.  Our calendar page lists upcoming events and allows you to sign up / RSVP for the event that you would like your child to attend.  Our events most often run for about an hour and the time will be clearly marked on the event details page.  Our events are different every week and every month.  Some events are one time only and some events we offer on a fairly regular basis.  Some of our past events are feeding farm animals, socializing with dogs, doing art projects with memory care members, 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 and making cards for teachers.  And sometimes we just play games.  Game night is such a blast.  Come join us.  Check the calendar often to see what new events pop up. 

You can register to receive emails about upcoming events by going to our registration page.  You can also follow up on our facebook page Facebook.com/KidsComingTogether.  You or your kids can follow us on Instagram @KidsComingTogether.

To have your child attend an event, please go to our calendar page.  Select the event you want your child to attend.  Click on the event for more details.  On the event page, you will see the RSVP option to input information about your child.  Bring your child to the event.  It’s that simple.  We can’t wait to have some fun with your child.

Kids Coming Together is powered by the Lake Washington Schools Foundation.  KCT events are open to kids regardless of what school district they live in or what school they attend.  Likewise, high school volunteer leaders from any school district are welcome to come volunteer, intern or seek board member positions.  KCT hopes to spread to other areas and hold events in nearby cities sometime in 2020.

KCT does not provide childcare or babysitting.  Parents are required to remain at the event with their child and to stay off to the side so that the leader and children can enjoy their social time and concentrate on the task at hand.  If you have older children that you would allow to be at our event location without an adult, then you are welcome to have your older child attend without a parent.