July 28, 2014
Kiwanis Club makes sizable donation to autism charity: The Kiwanis Club of Providenciales donated $5,800 to the HOPE Foundation for Autism from funds raised between that organization and its junior club the Circle K. The donation was made on Wednesday (July 16, 2014) in the Misick and Stanbrook law firm Conference Room off the Leeward Highway in Providenciales. Gordon Burton, President-elect of the ... Read More

Key Club

 

Key Club International is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It is a student-led organization whose goal is to teach leadership through serving others. Key Club International is a part of the Kiwanis International group. Each local Key Club is, in turn, sponsored by a local Kiwanis club.

The organization was started by California State Commissioner of Schools Albert C. Olney, and vocational education teacher Frank C. Vincent, who together worked to establish the first Key Club at Sacramento High School in California, on May 7, 1925. Female students were first admitted in 1976, eleven years before women were admitted to the sponsoring organization, Kiwanis International.

Official colors

Blue, Gold and White
Each color symbolized an aspect of the Key Club International objectives:
Blue – Unwavering character
Gold – Service
White – Purity

Mission statement

“Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership.”

Vision

“To develop competent, capable, and caring leaders through the vehicle of service.”

Core values

The core values of Key Club International are “Leadership, Character Building, Caring, and Inclusiveness.”

Motto

“Caring—Our Way of Life”

Objectives

The Objectives of Key Club are listed below. The sixfold sixth objective of Key Club incorporates the Six Permanent Objects of Kiwanis International as adopted in 1924:

  • To develop initiative and leadership.
  • To provide experience in living and working together.
  • To serve the school and community.
  • To cooperate with the school principal.
  • To prepare for useful citizenship.
  • To accept and promote the following ideals:
  • To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
  • To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
  • To promote the adoption and application of higher standards in scholarship, sportsmanship and social contacts.
  • To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
  • To provide a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render unselfish service, and to build better communities.
  • To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and good will.

The organization maintains strong partnerships with UNICEF, AYUSA Global Youth Exchange, the March of Dimes, and Children’s Miracle Network Telethon. Through the partnership with UNICEF, a major initiative was launched in the summer of 2005 to address HIV/AIDS education and prevention in Kenya.

Pledge

I pledge, on my honor,
to uphold the Objects of Key Club International;
to build my home, school and community;
to serve my nation and God;
and combat all forces which tend to undermine these institutions.