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.

Get to know our 2021-22 Youth Board!

Abi Burns (she/her)

Co-President

This is Abi Burns’ second year as the Co-President of KCT. She is passionate about KCT because she knows how important friends are when it comes to having a support system for one’s mental health. In addition to enjoying her senior year of high school at Eastlake, she works at Bellewood and values spending time with friends.

Abby Wells (she/her)

Vice President

Abby Wells is the Vice President of KCT in her third year of working with the organization. She joined KCT because she felt drawn to the values and mission statement, and loves working with kids to complete community service projects. She is a senior at Eastlake High School and outside of KCT enjoys hiking, baking, and reading good books.

Aarushi Bharal

Treasurer Intern

Aarushi is a Senior at Eastlake High School. She is serving her second year on board as the Treasurer Intern. Growing up as an only child, she was shy and struggled with making friends. She joined KCT because she understands the importance of building meaningful relationships and enjoys working with kids. She wished that her younger self had an organization like KCT that allows kids to come out of their shells and believes that a program like this can help kids become more confident and learn communication skills. In her free time, she enjoys photography, playing guitar, baking, and spending time with family and friends.

Ronny Erlich (she/her)

Marketing Manager

Ronny is excited to serve in her third year on the Youth Board! She hopes her work with KCT can give kids someone to count on and somewhere they can feel safe and supported. 

Tanya Nair (she/her)

Event Intern

Tanya is excited to be serving her first year as an Event Intern on the KCT Youth Board. She is currently a freshman at Eastlake High School. In her free time, she likes to listen to music, read, and be outside and in nature.

Anika Kamath (she/her)

Newsletter Intern

Anika is happy and grateful to be serving her second year on the Youth Board, now as the Newsletter Intern! She has been passionate and involved with KCT since she started coming to events as a KCT kid in 8th grade! Anika is a sophomore at Eastlake High School and in her free time, she enjoys talking and spending time with friends and family, baking, dance, and listening to music.

Keaton Staggs (he/him)

Web Intern

Keaton is a senior at Skyline High School. As a first-year youth board member, Keaton hopes to encourage youth involvement in our community. He joined KCT because he enjoys helping youths form new friendships while contributing service to our community. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies and spending time with family.

Sahya Bikkula (she/her)

Co-President

Sahya is so excited to be serving her second year on the youth board as the Co-President. She joined KCT because she understands the importance of friendship & hopes that a program like this will allow kids to find peers they feel comfortable around. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, listening to music, and spend time with friends and family.

Ayeda Masood (she/her)

Secretary

Ayeda is a Senior at Skyline High school. She is very excited to serve her second year on the KCT Youth Board as a Youth Board Member. Growing up, she was shy and introverted and understands how important friendships and connections are. She believes KCT can help kids to open up and create meaningful friendships with each other. In her free time, she loves to play the piano, tennis and being with family and friends.

Sunantha Sathish Kumar (she/her)

Events Manager

Sunantha Sathish Kumar is with us for another year on the board as the Events Manager. She’s currently a junior at Tesla STEM high school and a 16-year-old artist, baker, hiker, and writer who enjoys spending time with kids and giving them a chance to make friends.

Ioli Shrivastava (she/her)

Web Manager

Ioli is a junior at Skyline High School, and looks forward to serving her third year on the Youth Board. She loves being a part of KCT and greatly enjoys working with kids during community service events. In her free time, Ioli enjoys painting, biking, and playing the violin.

Eva L'Anson (she/her)

Event Intern

Eva is a senior at Eastlake High School. She is serving her first year on the KCT Youth Board as an event intern. She joined KCT because she loves working with kids and helping them build connections, as she knows what it’s like to be shy and introverted. In her free time, she enjoys painting, drawing, and playing lacrosse.

Connie Huang (she/her)

Social Media Intern

Connie is a senior at Skyline High School. She has been with KCT since her sophomore year and has been working to help foster equity and inclusion in the organization. Connie also loves making graphics for the KCT social media as a creative outlet. In her free time, Connie likes to crochet, sew, read, and listen to music.