Kindness Youth Leadership Team

The SevenDays® Kindness Youth Leadership Team in action.


All KC metro area high school students


A passionate group of young leaders working to make the world a better place


Applications for KYLT are closed for this year. Applications for 2024/2025 will open in fall 2024.

What is the Kindness Youth Leadership Team (KYLT)?

We are a group of high school students from across the Kansas City area, who are interested in making our world a better place. We are willing to work to make kindness ripple throughout our community. Our members are paired with adult mentors who help us with our three main goals:

  1. From August through April, learn leadership, communication, organizational and inspirational skills.
  2. Bring SevenDays® to your school, use our resources to introduce and encourage whole school participation.
  3. Increase SevenDays® participation within your personal circles – groups, clubs, friends and family.
  4. Be a Kindness influencer. Take action and be a role model for kindness.

Applications for KYLT are closed for this year. Applications for 2024/2025 will open in fall 2024.

KYLT Job Description & Responsibilities:

In order to be accepted to our team, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Be a current high school student
  2. Be able to attend 2 hour monthly KYLT meetings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. – mostly at the SevenDays office in Merriam, KS (Meeting Dates – Aug. 13 (Welcome Party), Aug. 22, Sept. 19, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Jan. 9, Feb. 6, Mar. 5, April 2, April 9, April 16).
    • learn the mission and initiatives of SevenDays®
    • work to bring SevenDays® to your school – with help and resources
    • learn leadership, communication, organizational and inspirational skills
    • be a Kindness influencer! – Do kind actions, post kind social media (if you have it)
    • have fun through team bonding –  teens from a variety of area schools
  3. Attend monthly small group meetings (usually 1 to 1.5 hours) where you will work on one of the following projects (Dates TBD)
    • plan a SevenDays® event – Kindness Breakfast or Kindness Walk
    • give your creative ideas to come up with kindness content
    • community service projects or diversity understanding activities
  4. Work on your own time to complete work discussed in meetings
  5. The Director of Youth Engagement for SevenDays® will mentor you in community service and leadership
  6. Promote SevenDays®  on your personal social media 
  7. Attend the Kindness Breakfast (April 10, 2024)
  8. Attend the Kindness Walk (April 14, 2024)
  9. Help lead the Pre-walk activities – includes: help with registration, “excitement building”, walk, etc. 
  10. Communicate promptly (within 24 hours) to any communication (email, text, groupme, etc.) regarding SevenDays®. Excluding holidays and times when school is scheduled to be out of session.
  11. Be available for the time commitment – 2 meetings monthly plus time on your own in-between meetings to complete tasks. (3-8 hours a month depending on the time of year and your responsibilities)

KYLT In Action