Motivated to make a difference in his community, Kyle Freas started Youth Together when he was 16 years old. The nonprofit organization works with elementary and middle school student councils, Students Thinking of People / Peer Assistance and Leadership programs to help homeless, abused, and critically ill children as well as homeless animals and the Dallas Zoo. The charity also works with local nonprofit organizations to develop kid friendly service opportunities in Texas and New Mexico. His core belief is that while selfless service is wonderful in adults, young children can and should be conditioned to help in their community. To date, Youth Together has raised over $200,000 dollars to help needy children. Freas has received many honors and awards for his efforts, including the Rising Star Award from Governor Rick Perry and over 12 scholarships to help with his college education.