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Sponsorship Toolkit

Find: a site and sponsor.
Lead: Kiwanis-family members in organizing a program.
Serve: program participants through empowering and mentoring.

1. Find

A site and sponsor
The first step in organizing a Terrific Kids program is finding a site where the program is needed. Possible sites include elementary schools, Boys and Girls Clubs or other youth centers that provide after-school programming.

A Kiwanis-family club will sponsor Terrific Kids by providing financial support and hands-on guidance. It takes two lead people to initiate the program: a contact person from your site and an advisor from your local Kiwanis club. 

These resources will help you get started:        

        Qualities of a volunteer

        Sponsoring a Kiwanis Service Leadership Program

        Finding a Kiwanis sponsor

        Frequently Asked Questions

Program information
Gather materials to introduce the program to the principal or site coordinator and participating faculty or staff.

        Terrific Kids flier     

        Letter to principal from Kiwanis club

        Letter to principal from Key Club

        Letter to principal from Circle K club


2. Lead

Order the Terrific Kids program kit from the Kiwanis Family Store.

        Items in the program kit

        Purchase program kit

Establish a program budget
Knowing your anticipated financial needs will be helpful when soliciting assistance from a local business sponsor.

        Sample budget

        Find a business sponsor

Decorate the school/site
The Terrific Kids program kit includes a banner, posters and bulletin board decor. Take time to display these materials in prominent ares of the building. Need more materials? Order more.

        Terrific Kids materials


Make time to educate participants, adult volunteers and parents. 

  Educate participants & adult volunteers

        Tips for educators

        Facilitators guide

        Participant PowerPoint presentation

  Send a Terrific Kids flier home with each participant.

  Invite parents to an informational meeting

  Parent education PowerPoint presentation

  Request Kiwanis Kids brochures. View the Kiwanis Kids brochure.

3. Serve

Empower youth
The Terrific Kids program provides students with important life skills known as developmental assets. The more developmental assets a child attains, the better he or she does in dealing with life’s challenges. Kiwanis-family volunteers help participants gain these skills by mentoring and tutoring students.

        Developmental assets

Through the Terrific Kids program, you help youth improve reading and study skills. Learn more about how to mentor effectively and learn how mentoring impacts youth.

        How to mentor

        Positive impact of mentors

        Kiwanis Read Around the World program

Consider establishing a tutoring program to assist youth struggling in specific subject areas. This is a chance to involve Kiwanis members, Key Club (high school) and Circle K (college) members.

        Organizing a tutoring program

Peer mentoring
Follow instructions included in the Participant Education PowerPoint and encourage students to help each other achieve their goals. Peer mentoring builds self-confidence and teaches participants how to be servant leaders.

        What is a servant leader

        Participant education PowerPoint presentation

        Organizing a tutoring program

Things you need to know

  Program goals and implementation - a quick guide

        Working with youth

        Risk management and liability