YOUTH PROTECTION WEEK
Nothing is more important than the safety of the children Kiwanis serves. That’s why Kiwanis International dedicates a week each year to youth protection. In 2023, Youth Protection Week is October 9-13, giving Kiwanis clubs the opportunity to conduct important youth protection training and evaluate the club’s compliance.
Kiwanis clubs are required to educate members annually on Kiwanis Youth Protection Policies & Procedures. The resources available during Youth Protection Week make it easy for your club to meet this prerequisite. Kiwanis clubs can host in-person or virtual training for all members of the club:
- Using the Youth Protection Policy training for Kiwanis clubs PowerPoint presentation PDF.
- Viewing the Youth Protection Policy training for Kiwanis clubs recording.
We appreciate your club’s efforts during Youth Protection Week and the commitment you share to protecting youth.
Take time during the week to train members on youth protection during a Kiwanis club meeting. Club members also can use our online resources to complete the training on their own.
After your club completes training for the 2023-24 Kiwanis year, your club secretary should update the reporting dashboard.
Other information and resources:
Join a live webinar
Kiwanis International is diving deeper and hosting youth protection webinars for members, officers, volunteers and chaperones who advise or volunteer with the Service Leadership programs.
Monday, October 9
8 p.m. ET: Get educated! Youth Protection Policies in Practice for Clubs, led by Erika Ryser, Kiwanis SLP Training & Education Specialist. Register HERE
Tuesday, October 10
8 p.m. ET: Prevention and Awareness are Key to Youth Protection, led by Melissa McMann, Kiwanis SLP Training & Education Administrator. Register HERE
Wednesday, October 11
8 p.m. ET: Embracing and Integrating Youth Protection Policies in Your District. Register HERE