Beginning with K-Kids in the elementary school, Kiwanis International sponsors the Builders Club in middle school, Key Club in high school and Circle K at the college/university level.
Edinboro University’s Circle K Club is one of the strongest of its size in the state. The students have earned numerous awards over the years for their service projects and volunteerism in the community. Among the most popular projects is a “Senior Prom” for the age 55-and-older crowd in the community. The students provide dinner, music, dancing and prizes for all who attend. Members of Circle K also spend a lot of time at the nearby senior citizens home, bringing smiles to the faces of the residents there.
The Key Club at Hermitage House Youth Services is, by far, one of the most productive of its kind. The young adults there initiate and participate in many projects each year, including making fleece blankets for servicemen overseas, collecting and recycling newspapers and telephone books, and participating in all of the projects of the Kiwanis Club . . . to name just a few.
The Key Club at General McLane High School is active and enthusiastic about its role. The students conduct service projects throughout the community and stand ready to assist the Kiwanis Club when necessary.
The newest student club sponsored by Edinboro Kiwanis is a Builders Club at Parker Middle School.
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.
BUG (Bring Up Grades) is an incentive program for the young students to improve their grades. Whether they go from an F to a D, or maintain an A, the students are rewarded for their hard work. This project requires very little money and just a bit of time on the part of the Kiwanis members. It has been successfully implemented throughout the country and the positive results are proven. We currently support this program at Mill Village Elementary School.