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Advisor roles

What is the role of the club advisor?

Faculty advisor

Each K-Kids club has a faculty advisor chosen from the faculty, staff or administration of the school. The faculty advisor works closely with both the K-Kids club and the sponsoring Kiwanis club. The faculty advisor is familiar with the school's procedures and acts as liaison between the K-Kids club, Kiwanis club and school administration. 

If the K-Kids club is a community-based club, then a staff person from the facility should fill this role.

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Kiwanis advisor


The Kiwanis advisor's role is to initiate organization of a K-Kids club in accordance with guidelines provided by Kiwanis International, obtain the approval of school officials for its establishment as a school organization, recruit initial members, schedule the organizational meeting, file the Petition for Charter, plan for the charter presentation event and after the club is fully operating, provide continuous coordination, counsel and assistance. The Kiwanis advisor is also responsible for conducting K-Kids club officers training to incoming leadership.

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Parent advisor


The parent advisor provides support to the faculty advisor and club members. The parent advisor can assist the K-Kids club by reaching out to the school's Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) or Parent Teacher Association (PTA), educating the parent groups about K-Kids and suggesting ways the K-Kids club and parent groups can work together.

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        Connecting with parent groups (PTO/PTA)