They develop values based on selflessness and leadership skills based on teamwork.
Elementary School K-Kids Club In Kiwanis Kids, elementary students conduct their own service projects.
Terrific Kids Elementary Program,
promotes character. Students work to improve behavior, attendance,
schoolwork , or relationships with peers.
Bring Up Grades Elementary program, recognizes students who work hard to improve their grades, and keep them there.
Middle School Kiwanis
Builders Club: Build character, caring, compassionate, confident leaders that serves the community.
More than 40,000 young teens run their own Kiwanis-sponsored clubs, improving communities and helping others in 5 countries.
Currently the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah sponsors the Pacific Cascade Middle School Builders club whose current Advisor is Marcy O'Neill.
High School Key Club: is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. Caring, character building, inclusiveness, and leadership are the core values of the organization. It is a student-led organization whose goal is to teach leadership through helping. Key Club International is a part of the Kiwanis International family of service-leadership programs. Many local Key Clubs are sponsored by a local Kiwanis club. 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.
Currently the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah sponsors two Key Clubs; Issaquah High School and Liberty High School.
Key Leader Weekend Program for 8-12th graders: Key Leader is a weekend experiential leadership program for today's young 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—it comes from helping others succeed.
The Key Leader program is built on five essential principles. These principles reflect our mission to inspire young people to achieve their personal best through service leadership:
- Personal Integrity: Doing the right thing
- Personal Growth: Developing in mind, body, and spirit
- Respect: Showing consideration for self, others, and property
- Building Community: Developing relationships to achieve positive goals
- Pursuit of Excellence: Expecting and achieving the best
College and University Circle-K (CKI), Kiwanis-affiliated organization of college and university students which promotes community service, leadership development, and fellowship. CKI boasts a membership of more than 12,600 collegians on more than 500 campuses worldwide. CKI is a student-led organization with an International Board of Representatives elected by its membership each year. Embodied by its tenets of leadership, fellowship, and service at the club, district and International levels, CKI continues to grow through service to the world's campuses and communities.
CKI Key to College Program:The Key to College is a Circle K International (CKI) program developed especially for high school students who are interested in pursuing higher education and gaining insight about college and university life, service, and leadership.
Aktion Club: Adults living with disabilities in more than 200 clubs in seven nations develop initiative and leadership skills through hands-on service. These adults return to the community the benefits, help, and caring they have received.
Currently the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah sponsors the Aktion Club of Salmon County.
George D. “Jake” Swartout, 1988-1989 Governor of Kiwanis International's Florida District, organized the first Aktion Club for adults who live with a disability in Putnam County, Florida, in 1987. With the assistance of fellow Kiwanians Ed Brooks and Dick Wittner, the Aktion Club concept spread throughout the Florida District and, by world-of-mouth, throughout the Kiwanis world. Aktion Club became an official Service Leadership Program of Kiwanis International on October 1, 2000.
Today, there are clubs in Canada, Barbados, Malaysia, Jamaica, Bahamas, Philippines, Australia and the United States.
What does 'Kiwanis' mean?
The name "Kiwanis" was
adapted from the expression
"Nunc Kee-wanis" in the Otchipew Native American
language and has many meanings.
"We have a good time"
"We make a noise"
"To Express Oneself"
Objects of Kiwanis