Our Kiwanis Family

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Each year the Kiwanis family dedicates more than 18.5 million hours to service and raises more than US$100 million for local and global causes. Our members come from all walks of life, all corners of the globe and from every age group and ability. But make no mistake about it—we are family.

Some of these organizations provide opportunities for Key Club members to continue their membership in the Kiwanis Family, and the others are programs for Key Club members to sponsor or attend.

Continuing the Key Club experience

Kiwanis International

Since 1915, these adult volunteers have been serving the children of the world through fundraising and hands-on service projects. Kiwanis created its family of sponsored leadership clubs to help people of all ages develop the heart to serve, answer the call to lead and accept the courage to engage. By working together, we can become an force for good in the world for children and communities.

Circle K International

Circle K International is the world’s largest student-led service organization for college students. Now in 19 nations, this group is among the most passionate of Kiwanis-family members when it comes to service.

Sponsorship opportunities

Aktion Club

Aktion Club is the only service club for adults with disabilities. Members develop confidence and self-esteem by adopting leadership roles within their clubs. They also discover their own talents as they use them to help others.

Builders Club

Builders Club, designed for middle school students, encourages members to focus their passion and energy on serving others. They learn self-confidence and become tomorrow’s leaders through teamwork, goal-setting and action.

K-Kids

K-Kids is where elementary school students begin developing their hearts for service. This student-led service leadership program builds leadership skills and strong moral character while giving students an opportunity to participate in service projects.

Key Club programs

Breakthrough

Breakthrough is an opportunity for students to serve a community other than their own. Open exclusively to Key Club members, this immersion experience allows attendees to engage in service while learning from those working beside them and from community members who serve regularly in the location.

Key Leader

Key Leader gives high school students an opportunity to experience the personal development, growth. During the three days at Key Leader weekends, students explore new ideas, accomplish exciting challenges and build enduring friendships. Key Leader is guided by these five principles: personal integrity, personal growth, respect, building community, and pursuit of excellence.

Bring Up Grades

Bring Up Grades, or BUG, is a program designed to provide recognition to students who raise their grades to an acceptable range and maintain or continue to raise them from one grading period to the next. Recognition includes being placed on the school’s BUG Honor Roll; a pizza, ice cream or other food-themed party; and receiving certificates and buttons.

Terrific Kids

Terrific Kids is a student recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteem and perseverance. “Terrific” is an acronym for Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable. Students work with their classroom teacher to establish goals to improve behavior, peer relationships, attendance or school work.

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