Empathy. Kindness. Concern for others. Traits we don’t often see in the competitive world we live in. Traits possessed by Kenny Baker. Kenny was the type of youth who always put others first.

Kenny’s life has inspired positive change in the world. Kenny’s life inspired the creation of non-profit, Attitudes In Reverse® or AIR, which is reaching across the United States, and has educated over 80,000 young people about good mental health.

Attitudes in Reverse created scholarships in memory of Kenny Baker, the son of AIR Co-Founders Kurt and Tricia Baker, who attended WWP High School North and belonged to the Hamilton Aquatics Club of the YMCA (HACY).

Kenny was an amazing young man, who touched many lives with his laughter and love,” said Tricia. “He was a champion swimmer and a natural leader.  We hope the light of his life will lead others to battle mental illness in an effort to encourage understanding.”

This scholarship is offered to a WWP High School North Graduating Senior, or a member of HACY, who has done one, or more, of the following:

  • Has worked hard as a volunteer to make a positive impact in the world.
  • Has plans to enter into the psychology field and will make a difference for improving the quality of life for youth.
  • Has overcome some significant obstacles in his/her own life.
  • Has/will improve understanding and empathy towards those who are different. This may include those who have a mental health issue, so no one is ever embarrassed or afraid to seek treatment for a biological brain-based illness.