What is the Youth Advisory Council?

The YAC is a structured opportunity for high school students to serve in a leadership capacity within KHK, lending youth voice and perspective to our organization.

What do members of the YAC do?

The YAC meets on a regular basis (at least twice a month) to plan upcoming projects and quarterly ambassador meetings. Members of the YAC represent KHK at public relations events and demonstrate initiative, responsibility, and commitment to the core values of KHK.

 

Being a part of the YAC is like being a piece in the puzzle. All the YAC members are different, but we all bring ideas and opinions to the table.

Who is on the YAC?

Biyeni Eusebio, Age 16

Lauralton Hall, Junior in High School

Hello, my name is Biyeni Eusebio, and I have been with Kids Helping Kids for five years. My favorite Kids Helping Kids project is the Handled with Care Dress Boutique because I love how this project can help other people feel as excited for dressy occasions as I do! Before my time with Kids Helping Kids, I was never the person who would do things outside of my comfort zone, but now I am always trying my best to be outside the box. I have also learned how to work with many different types of people to try and solve a common goal using our diverse ideas. If you have any questions about the Handled with Care Dress Boutique, KHK in general, or the YAC, please email me at yac@kidshelpingkidsct.org.

Tyler Marzen, Age 17

Greens Farms Academy, Senior in High School

Hello, my name is Tyler Marzen and I have been with Kids Helping Kids for about seven years. I am the lead ambassador for the Birthday Bash, and I started the project Tech Time with the Carver Center in Norwalk. Kids Helping Kids has really allowed me to explore my passion for technology. Whether it be in a project of my own or working with the back-end database, KHK has encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and engage in activities that I enjoy. If you have any questions about KHK, sparking a project, or the YAC, please don’t hesitate to email me at yac@kidshelpingkidsct.org.

Ava Maubert, Age 16

Westhill High School, Junior in High School

My name is Ava Maubert, and I have been with Kids Helping Kids for six years. My favorite project is the annual Bread Bake because it is such an interactive experience. Through my work with Kids Helping Kids, my ability to work with others and speak publicly has improved. I have learned how to share my ideas with a large group of people in a way I didn’t know how to prior to joining KHK. If you have any questions or just want to talk, please contact me at yac@kidshelpingkidsct.org.

Kayla Rocha, Age 16

Greenwich Academy, Junior in High School

My name is Kayla Rocha, and I have been with Kids Helping Kids for about nine years. My favorite KHK project is the Gift of Giving because I love to take the kids shopping and give them the opportunity to give gifts to their families. Since joining KHK, I have become much more comfortable with speaking to a big group of people and sharing my ideas. I was very shy, but Kids Helping Kids has taught me that if I speak up, I can make a huge difference. If you want learn more about the Gift of Giving or the YAC, you can email me at yac@kidshelpingkidsct.org.

Julia SanFilippo, Age 16

Lauralton Hall, Senior in High School

Hello, my name is Julia SanFilippo, and I have been involved with Kids Helping Kids for five years. My favorite project is the Birthday Bash! It is such a joy to see kids do something we probably all take for granted… celebrating our birthday in a special way! They have so much fun playing games, eating cupcakes, and dancing, and I love being able to experience this special day with them. During my time with the YAC, I have developed my public speaking and confidence skills, and through my work with Kids Helping Kids, I have learned the valuable skill empathy. If you want to hear more about my time with KHK, please email me at yac@kidshelpingkidsct.org.

YAC in Action