Kiwanis International is a global organization of members dedicated to serving the children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs—nearly 600,000 members strong—annually raise more than US$100 million and dedicate more than 18 million volunteer hours to strengthen communities and serve children. Members of every age attend regular meetings, experience fellowship, raise funds for various causes and participate in service projects that help their communities. Members also make an impact throughout the world by participating in Kiwanis International’s Global Campaign for Children, https://www.unicefusa.org/what-unicef-does/childrens-health/immunization/tetanus/eliminate-project .
Builders Club, with more than 40,000 adolescent members in 18 countries, provides students with opportunities to develop leadership, improve self-esteem, increase civic engagement and learn life skills through service. As students maneuver this “in-between stage” of life, Builders Club empowers them to be themselves, work together with friends and implement plans through action. Through Builders Club, students become leaders at school, in their community and in the world.
http://www.kiwaniskids.org/ Kiwanis Kids, with more than 36,000 members, is a service leadership program for primary school students. K-Kids provides students with opportunities to work together on service projects, develop leadership potential and create strong moral character. K-Kids is a "student-led" community-service organization, which operates under school regulations and draws its members from the student body. K-Kids clubs can also be established in a community-based organization. Such organizations might include but are not limited to a community library, Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, YWCA or church. K-Kids is unique because it's sponsored by a local Kiwanis club, composed of leading business and professional people of the community.
Key Club International, the oldest and largest service leadership organization for teens, teaches leadership through service to others. Key Club’s 245,000 members build themselves as they build their schools and communities. Key Club’s 5,000 clubs thrive in 24 nations in North America, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
http://www.aktionclub.org/ Aktion Club, allows adults living with disabilities to participate in community service projects, gain leadership skills and become more involved in society. The mission of Aktion Club is:
>to provide adults living with disabilities an opportunity to develop initiative and leadership skills
>to serve their community
>to be integrated into society
>to demonstrate the dignity and value of citizens living with disabilities
Circle K International, the largest university service leadership organization in the world, performs half a million hours of service each year. With more than 13,700 members in 19 nations, CKI is making a positive impact on the world every day. CKI clubs are organized on a university campus and sponsored by a local Kiwanis club. A self-governing organization, CKI clubs elect their own officers, conduct their own meetings and determine their own service activities. CKI blends community service and leadership training with the opportunity to meet other students.
http://www.key-leader.org/ Key Leader changes lives! Key Leader is a program for today’s emerging leaders. This life-changing event focuses on service leadership as the first, most meaningful leadership development experience. A Key Leader will learn the most important lesson of leadership— leadership comes from helping others succeed.
Participation in the program begins with attending a Key Leader conference, which is a weekend retreat for teens age 14–18. Workshops, lectures and team-building activities take place over the course of the weekend, providing opportunities to grow in confidence, make new friends and learn skills that can be taken back to the school community. Positive interaction with other Key Leader “graduates” can offer continuing reinforcement, encouragement and growth of leadership skills. Since 2005, there have been more than 16,000 graduates throughout the United States, Canada, Grand Cayman, Brazil, El Salvador, Singapore and Malaysia.