When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things happen.
Service Footprint: Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage nearly 241,000 service projects and raise nearly US$340 million every year for communities, families and projects.
A Family of Servant Leaders: Kiwanis clubs focus on changing the world by serving children, one child and one community at a time. To do this, many clubs also sponsor a Kiwanis family club - K-Kids for primary school children; Builders Clubs for adolescents; Key Clubs for teens; CKI clubs for university students and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities - to reach more people and have a greater service impact on their communities.
Traditional and Not: No two Kiwanis clubs look exactly the same. Each member’s and community’s needs are different, and each club should look different. Some clubs are very traditional, with weekly meetings and a strong sense of history. Other clubs don’t meet at all, and instead hold meetings online and only come together for service projects. Newer clubs may follow the 3-2-1 concept: 3 hours of service, 2 hours of social activity and a 1-hour meeting each month. Clubs should reflect their communities and their members and should work to meet their needs. Flexibility is key to a successful club.
Fellowship and Fun: Kiwanis members don’t just do service - they have fun. Members make new friends by being part of a club where they attend meetings and participate in social events. Kiwanis clubs also provide excellent networking opportunities for professionals. Members meet new people from all over their region and the world through service projects, fundraising and by attending district and Kiwanis International conventions.
Just The Facts...
Motto: Serving the Children of the World
Membership: 438,087 Members
                      183,470 Adult Members
                      254,617Youth Members                     
Clubs: 7,860 Adult Clubs
           7,989 Youth Clubs
Professional Staff: 103
Service: Each Year, Kiwanis Clubs:

  • Sponsor Nearly 241,000 Service Projects
  • Raise More Than $340 Million
  • Devote More Than 7.3 Million Hours to Service

Locations: More Than 82 Nations and Geographic Areas
Established: 1915
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