Homecoming Campaign 2021

ENGAGE

Someone interested in engaging decides to live a life of collaboration and not isolation. More than ever before, young people need to develop the capacity to effectively interact with others face-to-face. The service club experience at a young age can help students accept that collaboration is a key to success, can enhance their knowledge of how to build coalitions to address community needs, and can develop their ability to build strong human connections through conversation.

What does interest in engaging look like? You might notice members begin to:

  • Show eagerness to engage with each other and build relationships.
  • Become more and more approachable to others because of their interpersonal skills.
  • Communicate more effectively in personal conversations and small groups.
  • Work out conflict together with minimal help from advisors.
  • Show confidence when engaging with people outside of the club, including school and community leaders.

How can you support members in exercising their interest to engage?

  • Engage members in recruiting peers to get involved in service.
  • Encourage the club officers to include fellowship time at every meeting, using “icebreaker” activities to promote interaction.
  • Set aside time for educating the members on core skills, such as proper introductions, active listening and social interactions.
  • Pat attention and show appreciation to members who exhibit a high degree of excellence in social skills.
  • Provide opportunities for club members to interact with adult leaders and parents in ways that allow them to practice social skills.

Ways to Engage

Become a Member

Learn if there's a K-Kids club in your school or community you can join. If there isn't, Kiwanis staff can connect you and your parent with local Kiwanis volunteers to help start a club.

Start a Club

Engage the school and community by starting a K-Kids club. All the resources needed to get the club going are at your fingertips.

Sponsor or Co-sponsor a K-Kids Club

K-Kids can seek sponsorships with local businesses with similar core values. Together they can help their school and community. K-Kids clubs can also be supported by a Kiwanis club and another entity as a co-sponsor.

Partner with K-Kids

Organizations with similar mission and values are invited to partner with K-Kids at the International level. Learn more about formal partnership opportunities.

Renew Your Club's Commitment

Continue your clubs community service efforts by renewing your club for another year of service. Visit the Club Renewal Center to pay club fees and receive helpful resources.