No--we don't make keys in Key Club. The word KEY is actually an acronym...it stands for Kiwanis Educates Youth. Key Club International is the high school organization sponsored by Kiwanis International. Key Club assists Kiwanis in carrying out its mission to serve the children of th world. High school student members of Key Club perform acts of service in their communities, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives. They also learn leadership skills by running the meetings, planning projects and holding elected leadership positions at the club, district, and international levels.
Key Club International brings together all Key Club's members' efforts and energies into an area that makes an international impact through the Major Emphasis, "Children: Their Future, Our Focus". The Major Emplasis unites Key Clubs under the banner of service that deals with the most important part of our community, our youth.
The Key Club service initiative is the hands-on element of the Major Emphasis. All of the hands-on service provided to children by Key Club International members is directed to a single area of need, to make a substanial impact. The current service initiative, The Eliminate Project,
allows Key Clubbers to join forces with Kiwanis International and UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.
Each year, Key Club International teams up with its three partner organizations, March of Dimes, Children's Miracle Network, and UNICEF for the fundraising element of the Major Emphasis. As you plan your club's service programming for the year, keep these organizations in mind. Each Key Club is encouraged to participate with our partners as we join together to make a difference in the lives of children.