Youth Programs

Youth Service Programs

Through the Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs, young people experience the reward of helping others and improving their own communities. They develop values based on selflessness and leadership skills based on teamwork. With the help of local Kiwanis Clubs and their members, students grow into caring, successful adults and lifelong Kiwanians.


In Kiwanis K-Kids, elementary students conduct their own service projects. School staff and teachers are also involved with the Kiwanis Kids programs. The local school boards also give support to the K-Kids program. We have sponsored a K-Kids Club at Arlington Traditional Elementary School.

Kiwanis Builders Clubs are for Junior or Middle School age students. More than 40,000 young teens, in 5 countries, run their own Kiwanis-sponsored clubs, improving communities and helping others. At this level, we sponsor a 20-25 member club at Swanson Middle School.

Kiwanis Key Clubs are for high school students. Key Clubs are sponsored by local Kiwanis Clubs whose members act as advisers for their activities and projects. District and National Conferences are held each year for Key Clubs. Governors, executives and a former U.S. president credit Key Club with their first taste of leadership. The Kiwanis Club of Arlington sponsors Key clubs at Washington–Lee and Yorktown high schools.

Kiwanis Circle K Clubs are for college and university students. The clubs promote service, leadership and fellowship on more than 500 university campuses worldwide. The Kiwanis Club of Arlington has sponsored a Circle K (“CKI”) club at Marymount University.