Thank you for agreeing to serve as a K-Kids advisor. Your involvement is crucial to the success of K-Kids. And you have various sources of support. Volunteers within the district, known as K-Kids district administrators, are available to answer questions. Additionally, member services staff at Kiwanis International headquarters are also ready to help—they’re just an e-mail or phone call away!
Each K-Kids club has a faculty advisor chosen from the faculty, staff or administration of the school. The faculty advisor works closely with both the K-Kids club and the sponsoring Kiwanis club. The faculty advisor is familiar with the school’s procedures and acts as liaison between the K-Kids club, Kiwanis club and school administration.
If the K-Kids club is a community-based club, then a staff person from the facility should fill this role.
The Kiwanis advisor’s role is to initiate organization of a K-Kids club in accordance with guidelines provided by Kiwanis International, obtain the approval of school officials for its establishment as a school organization, recruit initial members, schedule the organizational meeting, file the Petition for Charter, plan for the charter presentation event and after the club is fully operating, provide continuous coordination, counsel and assistance. The Kiwanis advisor is also responsible for conducting K-Kids club officers training to incoming leadership.
Optional parent advisor
The parent advisor provides support to the faculty advisor and club members. The parent advisor can assist the K-Kids club by reaching out to the school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) or Parent Teacher Association (PTA), educating the parent groups about K-Kids and suggesting ways the K-Kids club and parent groups can work together.
K-Kids program kit items
Review what’s offered in this year’s K-Kids program kit. Look through resources and share with club members.
Use these tools for virtual club meetings
Helpful advisor educational resources
Share the club’s community service/fundraising project
Did your club just finished an amazing community service or fundraising project? Don’t keep it a secret, share your story with the Kiwanis world. Other clubs will benefit and might even replicate your project in their school or community.
Submit information through the Share our K-Kids project form.