We are delighted to announce that on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, Kiwanis International and the U.S. Army signed a Memorandum of Understanding at Fort Knox, Kentucky which established an on-going sponsorship between Kiwanis International, Key Club International and the U.S. Army. This new relationship is based on the shared values of the organizations and their joint commitment towards developing the academic and leadership potential of young people.
The organizations will disseminate information with their staff and volunteer leadership teams so that more students can learn about opportunities for enriched educational experiences. The U.S. Army has committed to be an annual 4-star sponsor of the Kiwanis Key Leader program. New resources will be available to support this excellent service leadership weekend program for high school students. As a result of the agreement, Kiwanis students will receive information on the U.S. Army’s “March 2 Success” program, which provides free ACT and SAT preparation courses for high school students. Overall, there are many resources available through the U.S. Army that can be used by youth to improve their academic performance and college readiness.
At the signing, Stan Soderstrom, executive director of Kiwanis International, indicated that the two organizations have so many values and goals in common that the new relationship is very logical for both. “We all look forward to a better world through these efforts to prepare youth leaders of today for the challenges of tomorrow. Today, we pledge Kiwanis to action to bring this sponsorship to life.”