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.

Learn about our 2020 / 2021 Youth Board members.

We are so appreciative of all that they do for KCT:

Abi Burns

Co – President

Abi is a Junior at Eastlake High School. After a strong start as events coordinator her first year on the KCT Youth Board, she is now excited to help lead the organization. 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.

Chelsea Woodall

Vice President

Chelsea is a senior Eastlake High School. She served her first year as an intern on the KCT Youth Board and serving her second year as  Vice President. She decided to join KCT because she enjoys working with kids and is always looking for ways to help kids grow up in a fun and inclusive environment. She wants to help everyone make friends and feel like they have someone they can turn to at any time. 

Anisha Singh

Recruitment/Expansion

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.

Soham Kulkarni

Event Coordinator/ Logistics

Soham is a senior at Skyline. He has always enjoyed helping kids learn new skills and make new friends. He relates to children who are more introverted and joined KCT to inspire them to get out of their comfort zones. His favorite sport is football, and he has played for 7 years. He has also played the piano for 8 years.

Connie Huang

Promotions 

Connie is a junior at Skyline High School. She is serving her first year in KCT and she’s super excited to have fun here! She joined KCT because she loves hanging out with kids. Connie was shy as a kid, so she totally understands the difficulty of making friends. In her free time, she enjoys painting, sewing, playing the ukulele, and watching movies.

Aditya Padmaraj

Marketing/Nesletters

Aditya is a senior at Skyline High School. He is serving his first year on the KCT Youth Board as a Marketer. He joined KCT to better serve the community and understands the importance of building bonds with others. He has plenty of experience helping children grow through his public speaking seminars at WA Business Week and his entrepreneurship blogs. In his free time, he enjoys journalism, photography, and making others laugh.

Sahya Bikkula

Technology

Sahya is a junior at Skyline High school. She is serving her first year on the KCT Youth Board as the Technology officer. Growing up, she was shy and introverted. She joined KCT because she understands the importance of friendship. She hopes that a program like this will allow kids to come out of their shells and make a group of friends. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and being with friends and family.

Ioli Shrivastava

Events Webmaster

Ioli is a sophomore at Skyline High School. She is excited to be serving her second year on the KCT Youth Board. She joined KCT last year because she enjoys working with kids, and understands the struggles of making friends and fitting in. She believes that this program can truly make a difference and be extremely beneficial to the community. In her free time, she enjoys painting and playing the violin.

Alissa Shaw

Photographer

Alissa Shaw is a Junior at Eastlake High school serving her first year as photographer and second year on the KCT board. 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 with this. In her free time, she loves to play badminton, ride horses, and code.

Serra Ozkeski

General Youth Board Member/Intern

Serra is a senior at Eastlake high school. She is serving her second year as a youth board member. She joined KCT because she wants to make a positive impact on her community, especially with children. She loves to work with kids and see them grow and make progress in their lives. She is looking to pursue a career centered on human and social interactions. Outside of school she enjoys baking, playing piano and ukulele, and spending time with friends and family.

Ayeda Masood

General Youth Board Member/Intern

Ayeda is a Junior at Skyline High school. She is very excited to serve her first 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.

Ananya Gupta

General Youth Board Member/Intern

Ananya Gupta is a sophomore at Skyline High School. She is serving her first year as a Youth Board Member and looking forward to being part of the team and help kids interact with their peers and the community.  Growing up, she was a shy kid and struggled to talk to people and make new friends. She knows that having peers around you is very important and wants to help the kids of KCT to be included in a friendly community. In her free time, she likes to dance, listen to music, and bake.

Sydney Ossinger

General Youth Board Member/Intern

Sydney is a sophomore at Eastlake High School. She is excited to be serving her second year on the KCT Youth Board. She joined KCT because she loves working with kids and seeing them make meaningful connections with each other. She believes youth mental health is very important and wants to give kids the opportunity to make friends and have a positive impact on their community. In her free time, she enjoys soccer and spending time with family and friends.

Katherine McGHee

     Co-President

Katherine is a Senior at Eastlake High School. She served her first year on the KCT Youth Board as the Public Relations Officer, her second year as the Vice President, and taking the lead her third year as Co-President. Growing up, she struggled with making friends. She joined KCT because she is a big advocate for mental health. She firmly believes that a program like this is an asset to our community.  She hopes it will allow kids to come out of their shells and make life-long friends. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, hanging out with her friends, and participating in Eastlake Drama productions.

Renusree Chittella

Secretary

Renusree is a junior at Eastlake High School and is serving her first year at KCT as Secretary. She joined KCT because she understands the importance of mental health and she wants to help kids in her community create reliable and sustainable relationships with others. In her free time, she likes to give back to her community and spend time with her family and friends. 

Ronny Erlich

Networking

Ronny is a sophomore at Eastlake High School. She is excited to be serving her second year as part of Networking on the KCT Youth Board, after serving as Promotions in the past year.  Growing up, Ronny was shy and introverted. She wants to give kids the opportunity to make friends because she knows how much of a difference having someone to count on makes.

Karik Arora

Communications

Kartik is a sophomore at Skyline High School. He is serving his first term on the KCT Youth Board as the Communications Officer. He volunteers frequently with young kids and has taught a TaeKwonDo class for kids with physical and mental disabilities. He feels that giving back to the community is something that everyone should aspire to and enjoy doing. He wants to work in the medical field and work on curing diseases that people struggle with all over the world. In his free time, he loves to play the piano, teaches martial arts, and volunteers with his Scout Troop. 

Nicole Kolavennu

Fundraising 

Nicole is a junior at Skyline High School. She is eager to serve her first year on the KCT Youth Board. She joined KCT to emphasize that today’s youth are the leaders of tomorrow, and aims to spread youth mental health awareness. With previous experience in non-profit fundraising and promotions, Nicole is looking forward to collaborating with businesses in raising funds to support KCT’s cause. In her free time, she enjoys organizing non-profit events, public speaking, dancing, and playing the violin.

Sanya Cheeti

Marketing/Flyers

Sanya is a juinor at Skyline High School. She is serving her first year on KCT as the Marketing/Flyers officer. She joined KCT because she knows how it feels to not fit in and wants to help assure that no kid will feel that way. She has enjoyed working with kids in the past. Outside of KCT she enjoys playing soccer, spending time outdoors, and volunteering. 

Lucy Lin

Webmaster

Lucy is a senior at Skyline High School. She is super excited to be serving her first year at KCT as the Webmaster. She joined KCT because she loves to play with kids and frequently engages in KCT activities. In her free time, she cooks and plays the guzheng at nursing homes.

Aarushi Bharal

Social Media Manager

Aarushi is a Junior at Eastlake High School. She is serving her first year on board as the Social Media Manager. 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.

Sunantha Kumar

General Youth Board Member/Intern

Sunantha is a sophomore at Tesla STEM High School. She is serving her first year on board as a Youth Board Member. She joined KCT last year as a volunteer leader and loved hanging out with the kids. Growing up she was introverted, so she wants to help kids get out of their shells.  In her free time, she enjoys art and photography.

Abby Wells

General Youth Board Member/Intern

Abby is a junior at Eastlake High School. She is serving her first year on the KCT Youth Board as a youth board member. She joined KCT because she enjoys making a difference in her community and the lives of others, and was inspired by the missions of KCT. In her free time, she likes to run, read, adventure outside, and spend time with friends and family.

Raheen Zaidi

General Youth Board Member/Intern

Raheen is a sophomore at Skyline High School. She joined KCT because she really enjoys working with kids and wants to make an impact on their childhood friendship experience. In her free time, she enjoys baking and playing volleyball.

Anika Kamath

General Youth Board Member/Intern

Anika is a freshman at Eastlake High School. She will be serving her first year on the KCT Youth Board as a General Board Member/Intern. She is excited and grateful to be a part of the KCT Youth Board because it gives her the chance to do two of the things she loves most. Helping the community by volunteering and helping kids make new friendships. She has started attending KCT events since the middle of her 8th-grade year and she has been interested ever since. Outside of KCT, she enjoys dancing, playing the piano, baking, art, and spending time with friends and family.