What is Key Club?
Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through service to others. Members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities. Key Club has approximately 260,000 members in approximately 5,000 clubs. Key Club is represented in 37 countries.
Does Key Club make keys?
No, we do not make keys, however, we do open the doors to many opportunities.
What is Kiwanis?
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Our members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged and care for the sick. We develop youth as leaders, build playgrounds, raise funds for pediatric research and more. Working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone.
How many service hours do key club members provide annually?
Each Key Club member is expected to do at least 50 service hours per year, which equals more than 12 million hours of service annually.
Are there any minimums for involvement in a key club?
Many clubs utilize a point system in which members earn points for attending meetings and projects. The best rule of thumb is the 50-hour rule: Every Key Club member should be willing to undertake 50 hours of service each year. (Throughout the organization, more than 12 million service hours are produced annually.)
What kind of service projects can a key club undertake?
There is almost no limit to the scope and nature of Key Club service projects. The Key Club Web site, Key Club Magazine, and conventions all offer ideas for service opportunities. Better yet, begin by looking around your school for existing needs.
My high school already has more than one service club. Why should we add Key Club?
First, and most importantly, most high schools can only benefit by having more clubs provide positive service opportunities for students. Multiple service clubs can, when properly encouraged, produce a synergy of service to a school and community. Second, Key Club is one of the few organizations that actually is a student-led organization from top to bottom. That means the members elect the officers and pay the dues. What better way to teach real responsibility?
How do i build a new key club?
With a Kiwanis club in your community, order a new-club-building kit from Key Club International.
What's the cost for chartering a new key club?
The chartering fee for new Key Clubs is US $600 and must be paid at the time of chartering.This fee includes the membership pins, cards, handbooks, certificates, a gong, gavel, and banner.
How many members are needed to start a new key club?
Fifteen is all it takes; however, no more than one-half should be scheduled to graduate in the same year.