Kay McKenna Youth Foundation

January 28, 2020 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We sponsor & raise funds for a summer recreation and beneficial educational programs for Helena area children ages 6-11. In this summers’ program at Lincoln, Memorial, and Barney parks we provided activities and food for a combined 5,300 children .

Named for former Helena Mayor, Kay McKennna, who started the program, 2019 markes the 21st consecutive year of of Kay’s Kids.

Areas Served

Helena area youth ages 6-13


By providing a summer program that is free to participants, we offer a safe recreational and educational program at three Helena City parks. Our hope is to help kids grow up to be healthy citizens in mind, body and spirit.

Project / Needs

In 2019 in conjunction with the City of Helena, we provided learning opportunities related to wildlife, learning how to play pickle ball, dodgeball, and art related activities. As we pay the City of Helena to run the program, we must continue to raise funds for our program.

Other Fundraising

In years past we held an annual dance. More recently, we solicit funds from organizations like the Exchange Club and busineses like yours.

How Will The Funds Be Used

Funds received will all be used to pay the City of Helena to continue the Kay’s Kids summer program.