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MISSION STATEMENT:  The KAY program empowers Kansas students with lifetime leadership skills and an attitude of service to others.


Membership in KAY is available to all students attending a KSHSAA member school.

Participation in KAY builds character, promotes good citizenship and improves life skills.

• Participation in KAY allows students to develop lifetime leadership skills. • KAY provides students the opportunity to develop a positive attitude of service for others.

• KAY provides a supervised opportunity for students to grow in character, leadership and selfless service. • KAY focuses on service to a student’s school, their community, nation and world.

• Participation in KAY contributes to school spirit and pride.

• KAY promotes positive school and community relations. 

• Participation in KAY promotes academic achievement and enriches each student’s educational experience.

• Service to others benefits both the receiver and the giver. 

• Attendance at KAY Leadership Camp, Regional and Unit Conferences provide a tremendous networking opportunity for both student members and sponsors

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