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Kiwanis Family

With the founding of Kiwanis in 1915, the Kiwanis Family has experienced steady growth over the years amongst individuals of all ages. From the founding of the high school branch of Kiwanis – Key Club – in 1925, the Kiwanis Family has expanded to all age levels. The collegiate branch, Circle K, was founded in 1951 followed by Builders Club (1975) for students in middle school, K-Kids (1998) for students in elementary school, and Aktion Club (2000) for adults with disabilities. These clubs together make up the Kiwanis Family.

The k-Family Service leadership organizations:

Kiwanis International


“Serving the Children of the World”

Kiwanis advocates their vision every day by providing opportunities to serve for everyone in the community through Service Leadership Programs. Through these opportunities, people around the world can become competent, capable, and compassionate leaders

Aktion Club

(Adults with Disabilities)

“Where Development has no Disability”

Aktion Club allows adults living with disabilities to develop initiative and leadership skills through hands-on service. These adults return to the community the benefits, help, and caring they have received.

Circle K International


“Live to Serve, Love to Serve”

Circle K is the premiere university service organization in the world and is sponsored by Kiwanis International. Programming is based upon the tenets of service, leadership, and fellowship.

Key Club International

(High School)

“Caring – Our Way of Life”

The oldest and largest service program for high school students. Key Club is a student-led organization whose goal is to encourage leadership through helping others

Builders Club

(Middle School)

“Building Leaders”

Builders Club gives members a way to contribute service to the school and community while developing leadership and people skills. Members implement practical service learning principles as they support organizations that focus on the needs of children.


(Elementary School)

“We Build”

K-Kids is a student-led service club for elementary students that teaches members the value of helping others through participation in community service projects and club ideas.