KIND has been working in collaboration with the YMCA to establish a teen leader’s class. This class is being held every Friday at the downtown YMCA with the goal of educating our teen students on what it means to be a leader based on the tenants of respect, knowledge, and kindness. The class is contingent on the continuous attendance of our 6-8th Kind students every week throughout the month of September. The goal is to have created enough interest from the students and the YMCA to provide each student form a YMCA membership . Over the summer we have seen a growth in interest in teens to be part of KIND. This partnership is the first step in creating a teen program.