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About Us

Sky (Simple Kindness for Youth)
is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Our Mission
To help young people build and maintain their self-esteem by providing means to access basic needs, enable them to feel accepted with their peers, and enable access to educational activities and community participation.

Board members:

Lynnette Borree Susan 0'Connell
Teri Braun Gwen Stockwell
Mary Eckhart Elsa Strayer
Kathy Flagstadt Sandy Uusitalo
Robert Megowen Lois Weber
Janette Polkinghorn Risa Williamson

Our Commitment
SKY board members are unpaid volunteers. All contributions go directly to the youth of Houghton, Baraga and Keweenaw counties.

News and Events

2015 Lions’ 5K/2K Fun Run for Simple Kindness for Youth
Saturday, July 11, 2015 @ 8:00am on the Chassell Trails behind the Chassell Heritage Center. Registration will open from 7:00am to 7:45am the day of the race.

The Chassell Lions are excited to announce this new addition to the Strawberry Festival. We are sponsoring the 5k/2k Trail Run/Walk to benefit Simple Kindness for Youth.

To register and find out more, please visit


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Archived Events



boootsSomeone else’s shoes-

“Thank you for helping keep my feet, hands and head warm…when I do my paper route my feet stay warm and dry.”

“I like my new gym shoes… I can jump high.”