Service Leadership Programs
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.
For Elementary Students
K-Kids is a student-led community service club for elementary students that teaches members the value of helping others through participation in community service projects and club activities.
For more information, visit PA District K-Kids.
Bring Up Grades (BUG) is a program designed to provide recognition to students who raise their grades into an acceptable range, and maintain or continue to raise them from one grading period to the next.
For more information, visit Kiwanis International Bring Up Grades.
Terrific Kids is a student recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteem, and perseverance. Students work with their classroom teacher and establish goals to improve behavior, peer relationships, attendance, or schoolwork. Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive, Capable.
For more information, visit Kiwanis International Terrific Kids.
For Middle School and Junior High Students
Nearly 40,000 middle and junior high students in 1,300 clubs in 18 nations contribute service to school and community while developing leadership and people skills. Builders Club members implement practical service-learning principals as they focus on supporting organizations that focus on the needs of children.
For more information on our Builders Club Program, visit Pennsylvania District Builders Club.
For High School Students
Key Leader is a leadership experience for today’s youth leaders. It focuses on service leadership as the first, most meaningful leadership development experience. A Key Leader learns the most important lesson of leadership—leadership comes from helping others succeed.
For more information on our Key Leader Program, visit Kiwanis International Key Leader.
Key Club International the oldest and largest service leadership organization for teens, teaches leadership through service to others. Key Club’s 250,000 members build themselves as they build their schools and communities. Key Club’s 5,000 clubs thrive in 30 nations in North America, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
For more information on our Key Club Program, visit Pennsylvania Key Club.
For College Students
Circle K International (CKI) is the premiere university service organization in the world sponsored by Kiwanis International. With clubs on more than 550 campuses globally, programming is based upon the tenets of service, leadership, and fellowship.
For more information on our CKI Program, visit Pennsylvania District Circle K
For Adults with Disabilities
Aktion Club members in more than 200 clubs in seven nations allow adults living with disabilities to develop initiative and leadership skills through hands-on service. These adults return to the community the benefits, help, and caring they have received.
For more information on our Aktion Club Program, visit Pennsylvania District Aktion Club