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More than 1,200 clubs serving their communities

K-Kids is the largest service organization for elementary school students, with more than 36,000 members worldwide. The first K-Kids was chartered in 2000. Today, there are more than 1,200 clubs worldwide.

K-Kids is a student-led community service organization that operates under school regulations and draws its members from the student body. Community-based K-Kids clubs also can be established at churches, libraries, YMCAs, lodges or similar facilities. A Kiwanis club, composed of like-minded, service-oriented people from the community, serves as the club’s sponsor.

K-Kids is structured only on the local club level but is supported by district volunteers appointed by Kiwanis leaders and the Kiwanis International Office in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Young leaders helping others

In K-Kids clubs worldwide, children are learning leadership through service. They're taking on the responsibility of running a K-Kids club as they plan and participate in community service projects. They assist the elderly with chores or organize community food drives.They serve their schools, raising funds for sports equipment and extracurricular activities. 

In big and small ways, they're changing the world around them. But the most significant change happens in the kids themselves.

"Being a K-Kids means a lot to me. I learned that people need help out there more than people think. That's why there are K-Kids!" 

--Haley, Coats Elementary School K-Kids Club

K-Kids mission

K-Kids is an international student-led organization providing members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership.

K-Kids pledge

As a K-Kid, I promise to serve my neighborhood and my school. I will show respect toward my environment and I will try to make the world a better place in which to live.


  • To provide opportunities for working together in service to school and community.
  • To develop leadership potential.
  • To foster the development of strong moral character.
  • To encourage loyalty to school, community and nation.

Core Values

Character building: The ability to do the right thing, even when it might be the unpopular choice.
 The ability to listen, communicate, serve and guide others.
 Accepting and welcoming differences in other people.
 The act of being concerned about or interested in other people or situations.

Learn more

Download the K-Kids brochure for more information.

Visit the K-Kids YouTube channel to view videos.