More About World Kiwanis Week begins
Each year on January 21st, Kiwanis kicks off a weeklong anniversary celebration of the service club’s first official meeting. The celebration goes from January 21-26.
Most people have probably heard about a club called Kiwanis. However, they might not know precisely what the club does. Kiwanis is an international service club. Every year, these clubs host several service projects.
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Most of these service projects center around children. The service projects ensure that children have what they need to be secure and successful in their community. Examples of Kiwanis service projects include building playgrounds, mentoring teens, and sponsoring youth sports. Kiwanis also partners with other organizations to eradicate poverty and disease.
To encourage participation for the younger generation, Kiwanis is broken down into these clubs:
Key Club International – the oldest and largest service leadership organization for teens
Circle K International (CKI) – the world’s largest collegiate service leadership organization
AKTION Club – service club where adults with disabilities learn leadership skills
K-KIDS – primary school students learn about leadership skills and self-empowerment
Builders Club – students between the ages of 11 and 14, develop leadership
Altogether, Kiwanis Club members devote more than six million hours of service. Additionally, club members raise nearly $100 million every year for communities, families, and projects.