Are you a high school student or high school teacher? Contact Shorewood Kiwanis if you are interested in starting a Key Club at your school!
Key Leader Camp for High School students is held every spring, usually in April. Registration for 2018 is currently uually open open. You need not be a key club member to attend, all high school students are welcome. It's weekend of fun, new friends and self discovery. Be a part of it! To register for Key Leader Camp drop us a line with your request and details to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please attach the Key Leader Camp Information worksheet - download here.
You may also contact Shorewood Kiwanis if you have any questions about Key Leader Camp. Registration ends one week prior to the event so get your registration in early!
Find your event for 2018: here There are no finite details for 2018, however this page will be updated early next year.
Shorewood Kiwanis High School Scholarship application. Deadline for submission is April 30th each year.
Joining a Kiwanis "Key Club" while you are in high school is a highly valuable addition to your college application, makes you eligible for "Key Club" specific scholarships, connects you with Kiwanis mentors in the community in which you live, and helps you develop leadership skills early on. Any scholarship recipients are strongly recommended to look for a "Circle K" club at your university or college, if you are a Shorewood Kiwanis scholarship recipient we will cover your dues for your first year in Circle K.
Why should I start a Key Club at my School?
SKILLS WE DEVELOP
Learning Social and Emotional Skills
How does Key Club impact those involved? It helps in developing important Social and Emotional Skills, which allows club members to understand self and develop meaningful connections with others. Club members learn to calm down when angry, initiate meaningful friendships, resolve relationship conflicts respectfully, and make ethical and safe choices.
The five core categories of Social and Emotional Learning are listed below. Key Club members attain skills in each core area through participation in the research, planning and implementation of community service projects.
Accurately accessing one's feelings, interests, values, and strengths/abilities, and maintaining a well-grounded sense of self-confidence.
Regulating one's emotions to handle stress, control impulses, and persevere in overcoming obstacles; setting personal goals and academic goals and then monitoring one's progress toward achieving them. The ability to express emotions constructively.
Taking the perspective of empathizing with others; recognizing and appreciating individual and group similarities and differences; identifying the following social standards of conduct; and recognizing and using family, school, and community resources.
Establishing and maintaining healthy and rewarding relationships based on cooperation; resisting inappropriate social pressure; preventing, managing, and resolving interpersonal conflict; and seeking help when needed.
Making decisions based on consideration of ethical standards, safety concerns, appropriate standards of conduct, respect for others, and likely consequences of various actions; applying decision-making skills to academic and social situations; and contributing to the well-being of one's school and community.
Visit the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning,CASEL, to learn more about how social and emotional skills make a difference in a young person and his/her future.
NBC News Education Nation has produced an online Social and Emotional Learning toolkit for parents that offers a wide variety of resources and information. This toolkit can be used by anyone interested in helping young people attain these skills.
What is a Kiwanis "Key Club"?
HOW KEY CLUB WORKS
Key Club International is a self-governing, student-led organization. Each year, Key Club members elect their student officers at club, district and international levels during club meetings and district and international conventions.
Key Club members receive guidance and support from adult volunteers, including Kiwanis advisors, faculty advisors and district administrators. Additionally, the Key Club International staff trains and assists the district governors and international board members.
The organization is funded by nominal dues paid by every member.
Individual Key Clubs belong to divisions, which belong to districts, which comprise Key Club International.
There are 33 organized districts. Each district, normally defined by state or nation, tends to match a similar Kiwanis district and is led by a governor, who is elected by delegates at the annual district convention.
Districts are divided into divisions and each division has a lieutenant governor, a student leader who carries out the district’s policies and provides support to the clubs.
Key Clubs are established in a high school or equivalent institution. A community-based club also may be chartered. Elected officers can include president, one or more vice presidents, secretary, treasurer, editor and one director from each class.
The international, district and club levels operate under a set of bylaws that spell out their respective policies. You can find the International Bylaws in the Key Club Guidebook, the official guide for Key Club, which is updated and posted online every May. The Standard Form for Key Club Bylaws shares information about club structure and organization.