Kiwanis Kiwanis clubs, located in 80 nations, help their communities in countless ways. Each community’s needs are different—so each Kiwanis club is different. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things happen.
The Eliminate Project: The Eliminate Project is an international service effort of Kiwanis in conjunction with UNICEF to help eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus from the world by 2015. To learn more about the Eliminate Project Please visit the international website here.
Circle K Circle K International, the largest university service leadership organization in the world, performs half a million hours of service each year. With more than 13,700 members in 19 nations, CKI is making a positive impact on the world every day.
CKI clubs are organized on a university campus and sponsored by a local Kiwanis club. A self-governing organization, CKI clubs elect their own officers, conduct their own meetings and determine their own service activities. CKI blends community service and leadership training with the opportunity to meet other students.
Key Club Key Club International, the oldest and largest service leadership organization for teens, teaches leadership through service to others. Key Club’s 267,000 members build themselves as they build their schools and communities. Key Club’s 5,000 clubs thrive in 30 nations. By performing more than 12 million service hours each year, Key Club members make a difference in their communities and the world, organizing a variety of service projects, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives. They also learn leadership skills by running meetings, planning projects and holding elected leadership positions at the club, district and international levels.
Builder's Club Builders Club, with more than 46,000 adolescent members, provides students with opportunities to develop leadership, improve self-esteem, increase civic engagement and learn life skills through service. As students maneuver this “in-between stage” of life, Builders Club empowers them to be themselves, work together with friends and implement plans through action. Through Builders Club, students become leaders at school, in their community and in the world. Club members make an impact by selecting projects that meet their communities’ needs. Clubs organize projects such as recycling drives, cleaning up local parks and food drives.
K-Kids Kiwanis Kids, with more than 36,000 members, is a service leadership program for primary school students. K-Kids provides students with opportunities to work together on service projects, develop leadership potential and create strong moral character. K-Kids service projects include organizing clothing, book, food and recycling drives; planning teacher appreciation events; creating greeting cards for nursing home residents; making sew-free blankets for children's hospital patients and making picture books for kinder-gardeners.
Aktion Club Aktion Club allows adults living with disabilities to participate in community service projects, gain leadership skills and become more involved in society. The mission of Aktion Club is to provide adults living with disabilities an opportunity to develop initiative and leadership skills, to serve their community, to be integrated into society, to demonstrate the dignity and value of citizens living with disabilities.
"“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.