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Sponsored Youth Programs 

Kiwanis Service Key Club Leadership Programs are leadership and character-building programs sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Tampa and hosted in a school or community. Our Leadership Programs inspire students to lead lives of service and significance through programs for all ages.

Service Leadership is the powerful force that occurs once a person answers their call to lead summons their courage to engage

Our Service Leadership Programs are designed to inspire elementary, middle school, high school, and college students, as well as adults who live with disabilities, to become engaged members of their communities who work to solve problems and help others through service.  

We support our Kiwanis family of youth programs and organizations, including Circle K at the college level, Key Club for high school students, and Builders Club for middle schoolers. Student members perform their own community service projects while our Kiwanis members serve as

At the elementary school level, we encourage good grades and citizenship with our Terrific Kids programs, which serves children at five middle schools and three elementary schools in the community.

Circle K

Circle K International (CKI) is the premier collegiate and university community service, leadership development, and friendship organization in the world. Circle K clubs are organized and sponsored by a Kiwanis club on a college or university campus. CKI is a self-governing organization and elects its own officers, conducts its own meetings, and determines its own service activities. CKI blends community service and leadership training with the opportunity to meet other college students around the world.

The Kiwanis Club of Tampa sponsors a Circle K club at the University of South Florida. Our partnership with Circle K allows us to promote the ideas and goals of Kiwanis with college students, who relate it to their peers. Our members serve as role models and mentors, encouraging students to help others and our community by setting a positive example. 

KEY CLUB

Key Club International, the largest high school service organization in the world, empowers its members to lead and serve by cultivating leadership skills, developing friendships, and performing community service. Key Club members have a passion for helping others and gain leadership skills they will carry with them for a lifetime. In partnership with their local Kiwanis club, high school students are making a positive impact as they serve others in their schools and communities.

The Kiwanis Club of Tampa sponsors Key Clubs in the following local high schools:

  • Academy of Holy Names
  • Alonso High School
  • Blake High School
  • Cambridge Christian
  • Carrollwood Day High School
  • Hillsborough High School
  • Jesuit
  • King High School
  • Robinson HS
  • Tampa Bay Tech HS
  • Tampa PrepEach Key Club is a self-governing organization and elects its own officers, conducts its own meetings, and determines its own service activities. Our club members are mentors for Key Club students, instilling the importance of giving back to our community

Builders Club

Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school and junior high students, with more than 45,000 members worldwide. Members learn to work together and develop servant-leaders skills as they serve their school and community.

Builders Club is a student-led community service organization that operates under school regulations and draws its members from the student body. Each Club is a self-governing organization and elects its own officers, conducts its own meetings, and determines its own service activities. Our club members are mentors for Key Club students, instilling the importance of giving back to our community.

 

Terrific Kids

The Kiwanis  Club of Tampa supports the Terrific Kids program, which promotes character development, self-esteem and perseverance. Students in elementary schools work with their teachers to establish goals to improve behavior, peer relationships, attendance or schoolwork and to reach their goal during a specific time. Students that meet their goals are considered Terrific (Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable).

Our club sponsors the program in seven elementary schools: Dunbar, Foster, Clair-Mel, Just, B.T. Washington, Lockhart Magnet and Edison. The program rewards character development and is very popular with guidance counselors. Once a month, students who meet their goals get recognized as Terrific Kids. Our club provides banners, bumper stickers, Kiwanis stickers, cups and pencils, and a member speaks to the kids and parents and hands out the awards.