Kiwanis International empowers people at every stage of life to become competent, capable and compassionate leaders by giving them the opportunity to help others. Through its Service Leadership Programs, Kiwanis teaches young leaders new ways to change the world by serving one child and one community at a time.


Service Leadership Program for Elementary aged Students

K-Kids provide an opportunity for young people to discover their heart to serve. When people have a heart to serve, they begin to make service a part of their character and a part of their daily life. For these people, service is not just about helping those in need, but it also becomes a guide for how they treat everyone around them. When you find your heart to serve, you truly know what it means to be a caring person.

Builder's Club

Service Leadership Program for Middle School aged Students

Los Cerritos Middle School
Builders Club is an international student-led organization providing members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership.

Key Club

Service Leadership Program for High School aged Students

Westlake High School
Oak Park High School
Thousand Oaks High School
Key Club International is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through service to others. Members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities.


Service Leadership Program for High School aged Students

La Reina High School
KIWIN'S, the 32nd district of Key Club International, is a student-led organization that enthusiastically promotes the development of character and leadership through community service within the Kiwanis family. Our core values are character building, leadership, service, and family'

Circle K

Service Leadership Program for College aged Students

Cal Lutheran University
Pepperdine University
Circle K (CKI) blends community service and leadership training with the opportunity to meet other college students around the world. Projects such as the Six Cents Initiative, CKI’s International fundraiser that aims to provide water to the 2.2 billion children worldwide who lack safe drinking water, bring CKI members together to make a difference in the world.

Key Leader Camp

Leadership Camp for 8th - 12th grade students

Key Leader is a weekend experiential leadership program for today's young leaders. This life-changing event focuses on service leadership as the first, most meaningful leadership-development experience. A Key Leader will learn the most important lesson of leadership—it comes from helping others succeed.
Participants begin by attending a Key Leader conference, which is a weekend retreat. Large and small group workshops, discussions and team-building activities take place over the course of the weekend. Students have opportunities to learn leadership skills that will help them to change their schools, communities, and world for the better. While exploring leadership in a whole new way, participants will make amazing new friends and have experiences they will never forget. Positive, ongoing interaction with other Key Leader graduates offers continuing reinforcement, encouragement and growth of leadership skills.

For more information on starting a Service Leadership Program in your child's school, email Roy Talley at retally8@aol.com, or Stacie Marotta at stacie.marotta@manpower.com.

kids need kiwanis

Kids need Kiwanis. It is our goal to make it clear that Kiwanis serves children and that we have fun together. They’re the future generation but they need us now. Learn more about what we do as members of the Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks: Kiwanis.org #KidsNeedKiwanis