What we offer
Kids Coming Together is an organization that came to life from two brothers desire to help reach out to kids that could use academic and social support. Darian and Shay Mauriello are two brothers who have two big hearts. They feel very lucky to have a great support group helping them achieve their academic and social goals and they want to give back to other kids by being a support to them in return. Darian and Shay have witnessed a lot of children in the surrounding areas struggle with things such as homework after school, social issues like peer pressures or bullying, and even building and maintaining strong self-esteem. Darian and Shay understand that being a kid can be hard sometimes and they want be an active part of helping kids after school in any areas they might be struggling with. Through their volunteer work they are creating support groups and after school forums to tackle these issues. They want to volunteer their time helping with homework, being an ear to listen, or even sitting and reading together. Sometimes kids just need other compassionate kids to help them with the challenges they face and Darian and Shay want to be those kids. They are kids that give back to kids and their organization Kids Coming Together wants to be there for you.
Darian is 13 years old and attends Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village. He loves being with friends and has a kind and warm heart for helping others. Darian has many accomplishments that are a testimony to his character traits of leadership and determination. He enjoys playing golf and is now in his 3rd year of club soccer. He has accomplished the great achievements of becoming a double black belt in Taekwondo and he was the only second grader in his elementary school to reach over 1000 reading count in his reading program. Darian loves to set and attain goals and he wants to be able to help other children do the same in their area of interest.
Shay, the younger of the two brothers, is 10 years old and attends Brookside Elementary School in Oak Park. You will see right away that Shay has a very funny sense of humor as well as an outgoing and social personality. His interests include basketball and golf and he really enjoys his improv and acting classes where he can let his personality shine. Shay has accomplished the achievement of becoming a black belt in Taekwondo and he also has reached the highest reading count in his 3rd grade class. He has a big heart for helping others and is ready to volunteer his time in the community.
Mahsa is Darian and Shay’s mom. She holds an MFT, PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy and hopes she can use her training and experience to act as a support to her son’s quest to help others.