KCLYC began as a grassroots effort in 2010 when three congregations in South Kansas City partnered on a senior high mission trip down to Florida. The Holy Spirit was truly present as youth from each of the churches were bonding and building connections with each other and those they were called to serve. Shortly after our mission trip experience the youth requested we continue gathering as a group throughout the year. We started gathering monthly for fellowship, education, and service. Since 2010 we have expanded to include middle school ministry and a number of new programs and initiatives. We continue to widen the circle inviting congregations and organizations to help shape this grass roots collaboration.