K-Kids Meeting Kit

Global Health Challenges for Youth

1. Welcome

a. Introductions.

i. Introduce officers.

ii. Introduce advisor.

iii. Introduce guests.

b. Ice breakers — Check out these ideas to kick off the meeting.

2. Old business 

a. List all outstanding projects from the last few months. What has been completed? What is still outstanding on any projects?

b. Review project assignments and make sure every member is involved. Include guests as well.

3. New business — global health challenges for youth

a. UNICEF has been a longtime partner of the Kiwanis family. With UNICEF, Kiwanis has conducted two successful global campaigns for children — one to fight iodine deficiency disorder (IDD) and one to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). Find out more information about the respective campaigns to eliminate IDD and MNT. In addition, watch this video on the work to eliminate MNT.

b. Prior to the meeting, ask a club officer to visit UNICEF’s website for statistics about child health throughout the world. Have the officer share those statistics with the club.

c. Show the club a comic that explains the coronavirus pandemic. After watching, discuss as a club what was learned from the comic.

i. For help guiding a conversation about the coronavirus with the club, visit UNICEF’s article, “How teachers can talk to children about coronavirus disease.”

d. Watch this fun video on the importance of handwashing, created by students in Vietnam.

e. Lead a discussion about the impact of the coronavirus on club members’ families, school and community.

i. Ask the club, “What can our K-Kids club do to help?”

ii. Spend time brainstorming service project ideas.

f. Gather club members’ ideas and determine what the club wants to do to help our school or community. Make a list of the steps needed and a timeline for the project(s).

4. Home project

a. Refer back to the projects review from earlier in the meeting and go over assignments.

b. Assign members tasks for the new project(s) to support those affected by the coronavirus or other health challenges in your school and/or community. Ensure everyone is involved.

c. Save time for committees to set their meeting times.

5. Adjournment

a. Thank everyone for their participation, especially the guests.

b. Give details about the next meeting.

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