Read Early and Daily R.E.A.D.

R.E.A.D. READ EARLY AND DAILY • READ addresses community reading inequities by helping families create home libraries and daily read-aloud routines. • Kiwanis grant provides new, quality books to families on a monthly basis. • https://www.readearlyanddaily.org

Phoenix Bikes

iCan Bike

We support Phoenix Bikes youth programs through grants and volunteer hours.

Music for Life

Music For Life • Music for Life uses free music education to help at-promise youth overcome barriers. • Kiwanis grant supports after-school guitar instruction and mentoring programs. • https://musicforlife.org

Educational Theatre Company

educational theatre company • ETC’s mission is changing lives through the arts and theatre education. • Kiwanis grant supports after-school enrichment classes, Shakespeare-in-the-Schools, and other programs. • https://www.educationaltheatrecompany.org

Crescendo (Arlington Philharmonic)

crescendo (Arlington philharmonic) • Crescendo is a youth chamber music program providing coaching and performance opportunities for string musicians in grades 8-12. • Kiwanis grant provides financial assistance to promising musicians. • https://www.arlingtonphilharmonic.org/crescendo

Aspire! After School Learning

Aspire! After school learning • Aspire provides learning opportunities that help young people fulfill their potential through after school and summer learning programs. • Kiwanis grant assists with meeting the needs of vulnerable students who are at risk of falling into the achievement gap. • https://www.aspireafterschool.org

Among our service projects, we assist AFAC in bagging food supplies every second Wednesday, collect children’s books to be given gratis each child visiting the Arlington Pediatric Clinic, read to elementary students at Aspire! After-School Learning and to Randolph Elementary School children on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, assist Salvation Army ring bells for their red kettle Christmas campaign and participate in iCanShine bike program in the summer helping kids with disabilities to learn how to ride a bike. 

We support and chaperone the Key Club officers attending the state or district convention where they network with peers who will become future civic leaders.

In the last five years, we have become known for our annual blueberry sales, our biggest fundraiser. Some other  examples are Arlington Thrive, PRS Crisis Link, Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN), Aspire! After School Learning, Arlington YMCA, Arlington 4-H, Girls on the Run, Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), National Capital Treatment & Recovery, and many others.

We support athletic clubs with soccer balls and fund high school senior graduation night, give scholarships to worthy rising college freshman and fund grants to high school mothers trying to finish their education while parenting, sometimes solo, in the Terrific Parent program.