Service Leadership Programs

Kiwanis Family Clubs Overview

Kiwanis International empowers people at every stage of life to become competent, capable, and compassionate leaders by helping them learn to help others. Through its Service Leadership Programs, Kiwanis enables its youngest leaders to serve their communities, opening doors for them to change the world. Through Aktion Club, Kiwanis members give adults with disabilities the opportunity to develop initiative and leadership skills in serving their communities while enabling their integration into society.

As a Kiwanis member, you have the privilege of serving and guiding these developing leaders:

In Kiwanis Kids, elementary students conduct their own service projects.

Terrific Kids promotes character. Students work to improve behavior, attendance, schoolwork , or relationships with peers.

Bring Up Grades recognizes students who work hard to improve their grades,and keep them there. 

A leadership program for middle and junior high school students. More than 40,000 young teens run their own Kiwanis-sponsored clubs, improving communities and helping others in 5 countries.

The oldest and largest service leadership organization for teens in the world with members in 30 nations. High school students in 24 countries protect the rights of children in their communities. Governors, executives and a former U.S. president credit Key Club with their first taste of leadership.

A weekend experience designed to empower emerging student leaders ages 14-18.

This program is based on service, leadership and fellowship on more than 500 university campuses worldwide.

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. 

Click here to learn how to build and manage a youth program in your area and / or how to build and manage a program for adults with disabilities.

For more information about these programs send Kiwanis International an e-mail or call 1-317-875-8755 (worldwide) or 1-800-KIWANIS (US and Canada).