Whether it's giving kids a way to cope with emotional distress, explore their creativity, get involved in the community, or discover their passions, the YMCA's Kirkland Teen Union Building has it covered. Program director Kalika Curry talks about the variety of activities offered, while Melissa Curtis recounts her experience at the center's Youth Institute Program.

KTUB's Youth Institute graduation is a community event/film festival which showcases the students' work, and it will be held Aug. 4 at the Kirkland Performance Center. For more information, call (425) 822-3088.