Another incredible year is quickly coming to an end and before we welcome 2018, we want to spotlight a few of our favorite moments from this year.
We launched a new service program
Last January, we completed a pilot immersion experience in Miami, Florida. Nineteen Key Clubbers from across North America met for a week of unforgettable friendship, service and leadership. We are excited to announce Breakthrough will complete its second year this January in New Orleans and Miami!
We funded more service!
This year, we received almost 140 Youth Opportunities Fund grant applications, moved the application process online (making Key Club a little more green) and awarded US$69,763 to help clubs better their schools, communities and the world.
We celebrated in San Antonio
In early July, Key Clubbers gathered in San Antonio to celebrate our year of service, elect new leaders and learn about how we can make a bigger impact on the world in 2018. Check out Key Club’s YouTube page to see convention highlights and session video!
We redesigned our website!
KeyClub.org received a massive overhaul. In September, after months of planning and construction, the new website was unveiled. It features a quicker, more efficient search option, personalized resource toolkits and a new service directory that allows clubs to submit and share their successful projects. Check it out: keyclub.org
We earned Halos
Thanks to our partner Nickelodeon, clubs could apply for a new grant opportunity. As with our YOF grants, clubs submitted their service ideas, and members were able to vote for their favorites. The grant opportunity will be available again this spring, so be on the lookout!
We helped eliminate MNT in 3 countries!
With your generous help, three countries eliminated maternal neonatal tetanus. Through your contributions to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF and The Eliminate Project, Ethiopia, Haiti and most recently the Philippines joined the list of cleared countries. Way to go!