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 about our Youth Board members below.
We are so appreciative of all that they do for KCT:
Hannah is serving her second term as President of the KCT Youth Board as a senior at Eastlake High School. She joined KCT as she believes that youth mental wellness should be a key focus and that intervention early on is important. She is looking to pursue a career as a doctor working with individuals with Autism and has previously volunteered with children with cognitive delays. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano, reading, and being with friends and family.
Stephanie Ispas is serving her second year on the KCT Youth Board as the Community Outreach Officer. She is a senior at Eastlake High School. She joined KCT because she thinks it is important to help young kids learn how to make good friends at an early age. Having grown up shy and introverted, she wants to give kids an opportunity that she would have liked to have had and knows that a healthy group of friends can make all the difference. Outside of school she enjoys Tae Kwon Do, piano, reading, and skiing.
Abi is a sophomore at Eastlake High School. This is her first year on the KCT Youth Board. She joined KCT because she wants to make a difference in the lives of others and understands the importance of meaningful relationships. She enjoys working with kids and is excited to help them build connections. Outside of KCT and school, Abi enjoys being creative and spending time with friends and family.
Liam is a senior at Eastlake High School, working on his first year on the KCT Youth Board as the Webmaster. He joined KCT because he understands the value of making friends and how important they can be. He also has plenty of experience working with children and loves to help them grow and improve with their peers. Outside of KCT and school, Liam likes to play soccer, code, and make music.
Ronny is excited to be serving her first year as part of the Promotions on the KCT Youth Board. She is a freshman at Eastlake. Growing up, Ronny was shy and introverted, and struggled with bullying. She wants to give kids the opportunity to make friends, because she knows how much of a difference having someone to count on makes.
Katherine served her first year on the KCT Youth Board as the Public Relations Officer before becoming the Vice President her second year on the Youth Board. Katherine is a Junior at Eastlake High School. She joined KCT because she is a big advocate for mental health. Growing up, she struggled with making friends and feel like she could reach out for help. She firmly believes that a program like this would be wonderful for the our community. She hopes it will allow kids to come out of their shells and make life-long friends.
Kevin Zou served his first year on the KCT Youth Board as webmaster before rolling into his current role. He is a senior at Eastlake High School. He joined KCT because he struggled with similar issues transitioning from the QUEST gifted program to Eastlake. Kevin has worked with KCT to design a more organized website and volunteer hour tracking system. His other extracurriculars include rowing, reading, and making music.
Alissa Shaw is a Sophomore at Eastlake High School serving her first year at KCT. She decided to join KCT because she understands the feeling of stress and wanting to fit in. So, she is hoping to help kids who also struggle. In her free time she loves to play badminton, ride horses, and code.
Varsha is a freshman at Skyline High School. She joined KCT because she used to be shy and wants to be able to help others overcome their inhibitions. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and hiking.
Anisha is serving her first year as the Community Relations Officer of the KCT Youth Board. A junior at Eastlake High School, she joined KCT as she believes that youth psychosocial care is essential to shaping young minds. She spends countless hours to mental health awareness. Anisha works with KCT to promote partnerships with Washington-based organizations. In her free time, she enjoys playing the flute and giving back to her community.