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Community-based programs

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Kiwanis Kids programs can be established in a community center or library as after-school programs.

Each of the programs assist youth in attaining important developmental assets, or life skills, which prepare them to deal with life’s challenges. Learn more about developmental assets and their impact on youth. 

What is K-Kids?

K-Kids is a student-led service club sponsored by a Kiwanis club. Fifteen or more students meet weekly or bi-weekly to conduct club meetings with the support of a Kiwanis club advisor. Members elect officers, identify community needs, plan service and fundraising projects and develop leadership skills. Club meetings can be scheduled in a community center or local library. 

Utilizing the K-Kids program as an after-school program works well. Students are engaged in meaningful activities where they utilize organizational and leadership skills. Here’s what K-Kids clubs do:

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     Club meeting agenda  

     Parliamentary procedure

     Suggested projects

     K-Kids Service Initiative

     A year in the life of FR Shafer K-Kids Club

     What is service leadership

What is Terrific Kids?  

Terrific Kids is a character-education program that focuses on establishing and achieving goals connected to the Terrific Kids character traits. Participants are actively involved in setting and achieving goals, so they’re engaged.  Students compete against their own personal best, not others. They learn to persevere and when confronted with failure, reflect, adjust and try again. 

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What is Bring Up Grades?

Bring Up Grades is an academic-achievement program, which focuses on establishing a goal to improve in one subject, while maintaining other grades. Participants are actively involved in identifying which area of study needs attention. Making arrangements to utilize tutors and meeting at the public library or a community center is the perfect fit.

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