Kiwanis International is a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time. Today, we stand with more than 550,000 members from K-Kids to Key Club to Kiwanis and many ages in between in 80 countries and geographic areas. Each community has different needs, and Kiwanis empowers members to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children, such as fighting hunger, improving literacy and offering guidance. Kiwanis clubs host nearly 150,000 service projects each year.  

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Facts About Kiwanis International

Dedicated to serving the children of the world, this global volunteer organization annually raises US$133 million and dedicates more than 19 million hours to strengthen communities and help children. Through service projects and fundraisers, Kiwanis members improve their communities, make lifelong friendships and, most importantly, help children reach their full potential. 

Kiwanis International offers three clubs for adults: Kiwanis, Aktion Club and Circle K International. Kiwanis clubs serve their communities through more than 152,000 service projects each year. Aktion Club is the only community service club for adults with disabilities. It provides members with opportunities to become integrated into their communities while developing initiative and leadership skills. CKI is the world’s largest student-led collegiate service organization, with clubs on college and university campuses in 17 nations and geographic areas.
Kiwanis offers three clubs for youth: Key Club, Builders Club and K-Kids. Key Club is the oldest and largest service organization for teens and teaches leadership through service to others. Builders Club provides students in their early teens with opportunities to develop leadership skills, improve self-esteem, increase civic engagement and learn life skills through service. K-Kids gives elementary school students opportunities to work together on service projects, develop leadership potential and create strong moral character.
Kiwanis offers programs for students: Terrific Kids, Bring Up Grades and Key Leader. Terrific Kids and Bring Up Grades, both for students age 6-12, teach children to plan, set goals, work with others and celebrate success. Key Leader is a weekend experiential leadership retreat for teens