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The Kiwanis family

Learn about the Kiwanis family and how Kiwanis-family members can work together to support Kiwanis Kids programs.


Kiwanis International

Kiwanians around the globe have one common goal: To serve the children of the world. Kiwanis advocates this vision every day by providing opportunities to serve for every member of a community through Service Leadership Programs. Through these opportunities, youth and young adults around the world become competent, capable and compassionate leaders.

    Sponsoring a K-Kids Club

    Sponsoring a Terrific Kids program 

    Sponsoring a Bring Up Grades program

 Builders Club

Builders Club (for junior high students) 

Nearly 40,000 middle and junior high students in 1,300 clubs in 18 nations contribute service to school and community while developing leadership and people skills. Builders Club members implement practical service-learning principals as they focus on supporting organizations that focus on the needs of children.

    Using Terrific Kids materials to practice good character

    K-Kids moving on to Builders Club

Key Club 

Key Club

Key Club International is the high school organization sponsored by Kiwanis International. Key Club assists Kiwanis in carrying out its mission to serve the children of the world. High school student members of Key Club perform acts of service in their communities, 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. Key Club can co-sponsor a Kiwanis Kids program along with a sponsoring Kiwanis club.

    Working with K-Kids

    Working with Terrific Kids

    Working with Bring Up Grades

Key Leader 

Key Leader (for emerging high school leaders)

Key Leader is a leadership experience for today's youth leaders. It focuses on service leadership as the first, most meaningful leadership development experience. A Key Leader learns the most important lesson of leadership—leadership comes from helping others succeed.

Circle K 

CKI (for college students)

Circle K International (CKI) is the premier university service organization in the world sponsored by Kiwanis International. With clubs on more than 550 campuses globally, programming is based upon the tenets of service, leadership, and fellowship. Circle K clubs can co-sponsor a Kiwanis Kids program along with a Kiwanis club.

    Working with K-Kids

    Working with Terrific Kids

    Working with Bring Up Grades

Aktion Club 

Aktion Club (for adults with disabilities)

Aktion Club members in more than 200 clubs in seven nations allow adults living with disabilities to develop initiative and leadership skills through hands-on service. These adults return to the community the benefits, help, and caring they have received.

    Kiwanis One Day  

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