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. From the founding of the high school branch of Kiwanis – Key Club – in 1925, the Kiwanis Family has expanded to all age levels. The collegiate branch, Circle K International, was founded in 1951 followed by Builders Club (1975) for students in middle school, K-Kids (1998) for students in elementary school, and Aktion Club (2000) for adults with disabilities. 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.
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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 a force for good in the world for children and communities.
Motto: “Kids need Kiwanis”
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Circle K International is the world’s largest student-led service organization for college students. Now in 19 nations and growing, this group provides opportunities to gain resume worthy skills, find lifetime friends, and do community service that changes lives.
Motto: “Live to Serve, Love to Serve.
Key Club is the world’s largest student-led service organization for high school students, and provides its members with opportunities to do service, build character, and develop leadership.
Motto: “Caring – Our way of Life.”
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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.
Motto: “Where development has no disability.”
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.
Motto: “Building Leaders.”
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.
Motto: “Young Leaders Helping Others.”