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K-Kids is the largest service organization for elementary school students, with more than 42,000 members worldwide. The first K-Kids was chartered in 2000. Today, there are more than 1,200 clubs in Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, Italy, Jamaica, Malaysia, Martinique, Nigeria, the Philippines, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States.
K-Kids is a “student-led” community service organization that operates under school regulations and draws its members from the student body. Community-based K-Kids clubs also can be established at churches, libraries, YMCAs, lodges or similar facilities. A Kiwanis club, composed of like-minded, service-oriented people from the community, serves as the club’s sponsor.
K-Kids is structured only on the local club level but is supported by the Kiwanis International Office in Indianapolis, Indiana, which provides programs, literature and opportunities to relate to teenagers from countries worldwide.
Learn more about K-Kids club members and the projects they conduct by viewing past and current issues of the K-Kids Zone magazine. Download one of the K-Kids brochures to learn more information. Watch K-Kids videos.
The Kiwanis Club of Winter Haven currently sponsors K-Kids programs at the following schools:
- Brigham Academy
- Eagle Lake Elementary (co-sponsored by Key Club of Lake Region High School)
"As a K-Kid, I promise to serve my neighborhood and my school; I will show respect toward my environment; and I will try to make the world a better place in which to live."
K-Kids is an international student-led organization providing members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership.
- Character building: The ability to do the right thing, even when it might be the unpopular choice.
- Leadership: The ability to listen, communicate, serve and guide others.
- Inclusiveness: Accepting and welcoming differences in other people.
- Caring: The act of being concerned about or interested in other people or situations.
- To provide opportunities for working together in service to school and community.
- To develop leadership potential.
- To foster the development of strong moral character.
- To encourage loyalty to school, community and nation.
- To develop competent, capable, caring leaders through the vehicle of service.
K-Kids Club Meetings
Key Clubs meet every week and K-Kids meet once a month. Sign-up to attend a meeting and volunteer to mentor these student leaders.
Select Tuesdays at 3:00pm
Brigham Academy Elementary
601 Avenue C SE
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Select Thursdays at 3:00pm
Eagle Lake Elementary
400 Crystal Beach Road
Eagle Lake, FL 33839
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