Celebrate K-Kids Week February 12 - 16, 2024!

Advisor Resources for the Club

We are here to support you!

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!


Phone: 1-800-Kiwanis, ext. 411

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.

Digital Resources

Online Advisor Training

2023-24 Chats / Webinars

Wrap Up & Prepare for Next Year. April 9, Tuesday, 7 p.m. ET. Register here.  

Get tips and share your advice with other advisors about how to wrap up a service year, including celebrating the club’s good service and reflecting on the year. Also learn how to get ready for the upcoming year with officer elections and planning for recruitment and service.  

Office Hours for K-Kids and Builders Club Advisors. March 5, Tuesday, 7-8 p.m. ET and May 1, Wednesday, 7 p.m. ET. Join us.  

We are here to support you! Drop in for a few minutes during our office hours to ask a question, share an issue, or connect with our Service Leadership Programs staff.  

Recorded Chats / Webinars

Advisor Chats (2023 – 2024)

Whether you are a faculty or Kiwanis advisor, click on the links below to watch short videos in this Advisor Training series to learn important things that will help you do your work and guide  your club to thrive:

Advisor Chats (2022 – 2023)

Additional education opportunities

Virtual club meeting tools

ADVISOR ROLES

Faculty advisor

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.

Kiwanis advisor

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.

Surveys for K-Kids Member and Advisors

Beginning-Of-Year Member Surveys

Thank you to advisors for having your club officers complete the Beginning-Of-Year Member Survey. The fall survey closed on November 1. The end-of-year advisor and member surveys will open on April 1. This article shows the insights we gather from members and advisors “What we learned from surveys about last year’s K-Kids clubs”.

 

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