2017: Kiwanis year in review

Sarah Moreland-Byrne | Dec 27, 2017

Kiwanis helps children in 2017

How much good can be done in 365 days? A lot, especially when the Kiwanis family is involved! From providing disaster relief and eliminating a preventable disease to supporting youth programs and honoring humanitarians, 2017 was yet another year of bringing smiles to the faces of children and communities around the world.  

Some of the highlights from an incredible year:

And that’s not all! Here’s what Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs have accomplished this year:  

  • Key Club International launched Breakthrough, a new service immersion program in which high school students work directly with community leaders to address local issues, and awarded more than $80,000 in service project grants to Key Clubs worldwide through the Youth Opportunities Fund and the HALO Movement contest with partner Nickelodeon.
  • Circle K International kicked off WASH, a five-year signature project with UNICEF aimed at providing education, awareness and funding to supply clean drinking water and sanitation education to schools and children in underdeveloped regions.
  • Aktion Club celebrated its 30th anniversary and piloted a new program in which Aktion Club members can help young children understand that people of all abilities are more alike than different.
  • Kiwanis Kids and Builders Club launched the IDEA Toolkit, a four-step resource written to guide elementary and middle school leaders through planning and executing high-impact service projects of their choosing — from beginning to end.

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Stewartville, Minnesota, volunteers pack food for distribution locally and around the world.

Builders Club students showcase philanthropy projects

Circle K members teach children how to fix meals.


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