Every great journey is an even better story. Last week, during World Story Telling Day 📖, a worldwide celebration of the art of oral storytelling, we asked you to tell us your story by sharing why you joined Key Club International. While we all couldn’t celebrate in person with readalouds and other planned activities in our communities, telling and listening to stories of those around us is a great way to celebrate 

We listened to every one of you who submitted your story via Instagram and collected some inspiring responses on this page. Didn’t get the chance to tell us your story? Share it with us by sending three to five sentences about why you joined Key Club, a photo of yourself and the name of your club for a chance to be featured.

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Why did you join Key Club?


“To better myself by being surrounded by the most hardworking high schoolers.”

“Nothing ever made me smile. One day I helped someone and I smiled. That is my source now.”

“Service lit up my world and I wanted a community to share that light with.”

“Joined Builders Club because it said build. Learned it was a build of character. Then I joined Key Club.”

“To be apart of something greater than myself.”

“Got invited to a meeting one day and I fell in love instantly when I saw what they had done.”

“I wanted to make a difference in my community & helping others was KEY in doing so.”

“My Kiwanis Club sponsored me to a leadership camp & told me about Key Club – now I’m a Kiwanian.”

“Because I love serving others. The smile you can put on someone’s face is priceless.”