What is Key Club?
Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. No, they do not make keys, the word “Key” stands for "Kiwanis Educates Youth." It is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through service to others. Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities. Key Club has approximately 260,000 members in approximately 5,000 clubs and is represented in over 30 countries.
Key Club's objectives are to provide preparation for citizenship, develop skills in leadership, serve school and community, and provide experience in working with others.
What is Kiwanis?
Kiwanis is an international organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Each community differs in needs, and Kiwanis empowers children to perform deeds to help their community, like sheltering the homeless, feeding the hungry, mentoring the disadvantaged, and caring for the sick. Kiwanis develops youth leaders, build playgrounds, raise funds for pediatric research, and much more. Working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone.
Key Club Requirements
Serve 5-20 hours per year
Commit yourself to volunteered time spent outside of school hours
Be between the ages of 14-18 (9th-12th Grade)
Pay a minimum due fee of roughly $13.00 (this pays for membership cards, shirts, etc.)