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Kids are curious. The K-Kids Read & Lead kits fuel that curiosity. Created in partnership with Penguin Random House, Read & Lead kits provide books that help kids explore various issues in society — and how they can make a difference.

Each kit focuses on standalone themes, which reflect the values and interests of K-Kids, a Kiwanis youth program which empowers children to reach their potential through service. We currently offer kits on bully prevention, the environment, hunger, literacy and ordinary people change the world.

The kits start at $55 and contain a curated selection of books, with ancillary materials to help create the service projects appropriate for each theme. Click the topic below to learn more about each kit.

BULLY PREVENTION

Help create a positive, inclusive environment in your school and community. Each book features kindness, compassion and empathy as the way to tackle bullying at its core.

THE ENVIRONMENT

We only have one world and we need to make it last. Students learn how even their smallest personal actions affect their environment and community.

HUNGER

Hunger is an issue many students are aware of or are dealing with themselves. As students step into the shoes of those dealing with food insecurity they develop empathy and compassion.

LITERACY

Knowledge is power, and reading is the path that leads us to it. These books show kids the importance of reading and how it can change lives.

ORDINARY PEOPLE CHANGE THE WORLD

Caring about others, paying attention, asking questions and even studying are things that many of us do without realizing the impact they may have on others. These books explore the traits of ordinary people throughout history who have changed the world...and how we can all be heroes.

WHAT IS READ & LEAD

Give children a strong foundation in reading and you will help them for the rest of their lives.