The Kiwanis Family
Service Leadership Programs
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world
one child and one community at a time.
Janice Andrews, District Administrator
K-Kids includes three programs (Kiwanis Kids, Bringing Up Grades (BUG), and Terrific Kids.) for elementary school students between the ages of 6 and 12 .
In each, the lessons of leadership and self-development are introduced through learning to plan, setting goals, working with others, and celebrating successes.
The programs are broken into three components: service, character education, and academic achievement. New England currently has 44 clubs.
New England and Bermuda District of Kiwanis International
Judy Barrett, District Administrator
Builders Club is the Kiwanis-sponsored Service Leadership Program geared toward junior high/middle school students.
New England Builders Clubs and their members are invited to participate in these annual Builders Club International contests:
- Club Single Service Award
All contest/award entries should be submitted to the district administrator by April 1. Complete rules and entry forms will be available soon on the Builders Club International web site. Many other helpful resources are available there as well.
All Builders Club advisors/members in New England are encouraged to post news about their clubs at the Kiwanis Builders Clubs of New England Facebook page.
There are currently 53 active Builders Clubs in New England, with more on the way.
Key Club International
Will Bradford, District Administrator
Andrew Kirdahy, 2019-2020 Key Club District Governor
Key Club International is Kiwanis' sponsored leadership program for high school students. Key Club is a student-led organization at the local club level, the District level, and the International level, with high school students actively leading the organization at all levels.
Circle K International
Maryann Belason, District Administrator
Angela Haglund, 2019-2020 Key Club District Governor
Circle K International (CKI) is the premier collegiate and university community service, leadership development, and friendship organization in the world. With more than 13,770 members in 18 nations, CKI is making a positive impact on the world every day.
Daryl Sylvia, District Administrator
The only community-service club for adults living with disabilities.
Learn how to build and manage a youth program in your area. Learn 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).
Cindy Perham, 2018-2019 District Chair
A weekend experience designed to empower emerging student leaders.
Key Leader is a leadership education weekend for high school students focusing on the concept of service leadership and five principles: integrity, growth, respect, community and excellence.
The weekend is casual and includes hands-on exercises; writing and reflection activities; cooperative team activities; physical challenges and more.
All adult chaperones have undergone background checks, and the weekend is run by a professional facilitator who has successfully completed a training course on the curriculum and who brings experience working with young people.
Key Leader will take place September 20-22, 2019 at Camp Calumet in Freedom, NH. Registration costs $250. Please consider sponsoring a student to attend!