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Kiwanis International is a global organization of members

dedicated to serving the children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs—nearly

600,000 members strong—annually raise more than US$100 million and dedicate more than

18 million volunteer hours to strengthen communities and serve children. Members

of every age attend regular meetings, experience fellowship, raise funds for various

causes and participate in service projects that help their communities. Members also

make an impact throughout the world by participating in Kiwanis International’s Global

Campaign for Children, The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal and

neonatal tetanus.

Adults

Kiwanis International offers three clubs for adults: Kiwanis, Aktion Club and Circle

K International. Kiwanis clubs serve their communities by sponsoring 150,000 service

projects each year. Aktion Club is the only community service club for adults living

with disabilities. It provides members opportunities to become integrated into their

communities while developing initiative and leadership skills. CKI is a university

service organization with clubs on nearly 500 campuses.

Youth

Key Club, the oldest and largest service organization for teens, teaches leadership

through service to others. Builders Club for adolescents provides students with

opportunities to develop leadership, improve self-esteem, increase civic engagement

and learn life skills through service. Kiwanis Kids for elementary students provides

students with opportunities to work together on service projects, develop leadership

potential and create strong moral character.

Programs

Terrific Kids and Bring Up Grades, both for students age 6–12, teach children to plan,

set goals, work with others and celebrate success. Key Leader is a weekend leadership

retreat for teens.

The Eliminate Project

The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International’s Global Campaign for Children, will save or

protect millions of mothers and their future babies. In partnership with UNICEF, Kiwanis

is eliminating MNT, a disease that kills one baby every nine minutes, by immunizing

women of child bearing age. UNICEF and its partners have already eliminated MNT in

more than 30 countries, and Kiwanis’ pledge to raise US$110 million will help fund the

elimination of the disease in the countries that remain at risk.