The Kansas Association for Youth (KAY) is a character-building, leadership-training, and service program directed by the Kansas State High School Activities Association. This nationally acclaimed organization provides students an opportunity to learn to assume their citizenship responsibilities and to enrich their personalities through well-organized programs, projects and parties. Programs educate, inspire, and direct members into carefully planned service projects. These projects emphasize four areas of service-school, community, nation, and world. It is also a student association unique to Kansas. The KSHSAA proudly offers this activity to Kansas students through its member schools, as a means to "make a world of difference" for the current and future generations.