Service Leadership Programs

Kiwanis International empowers people at every stage of life to become competent, capable, and compassionate leaders by helping them learn to help others. Through its Service Leadership Programs, Kiwanis enables its youngest leaders to serve their communities, opening doors for them to change the world.

For Elementary Students

K-Kids is a student-led community service club for elementary students that teaches members the value of helping others through participation in community service projects and club activities.
For more information, visit PA District K-Kids.

Bring Up Grades (BUG) is a program designed to provide recognition to students who raise their grades into an acceptable range, and maintain or continue to raise them from one grading period to the next.
For more information, visit Kiwanis International Bring Up Grades.

Terrific Kids is a student recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteem, and perseverance. Students work with their classroom teacher and establish goals to improve behavior, peer relationships, attendance, or schoolwork. Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive, Capable.  
For more information, visit Kiwanis International Terrific Kids.

For Middle School and Junior High Students

Nearly 40,000 middle and junior high students in 1,300 clubs in 18 nations contribute service to school and community while developing leadership and people skills. Builders Club members implement practical service-learning principals as they focus on supporting organizations that focus on the needs of children.

For more information on our Builders Club Program, visit Pennsylvania District Builders Club.

For High School Students

Key Leader is a leadership experience for today’s youth leaders. It focuses on service leadership as the first, most meaningful leadership development experience. A Key Leader learns the most important lesson of leadership—leadership comes from helping others succeed.

For more information on our Key Leader Program, visit Kiwanis International Key Leader.

Key Club International the oldest and largest service leadership organization for teens, teaches leadership through service to others. Key Club’s 250,000 members build themselves as they build their schools and communities. Key Club’s 5,000 clubs thrive in 30 nations in North America, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

For more information on our Key Club Program, visit Pennsylvania Key Club.

For College Students

Circle K International (CKI) is the premiere university service organization in the world sponsored by Kiwanis International. With clubs on more than 550 campuses globally, programming is based upon the tenets of service, leadership, and fellowship.

For more information on our CKI Program, visit Pennsylvania District Circle K

For Adults with Disabilities

Aktion Club members in more than 200 clubs in seven nations allow adults living with disabilities to develop initiative and leadership skills through hands-on service. These adults return to the community the benefits, help, and caring they have received.

For more information on our Aktion Club Program, visit Pennsylvania District Aktion Club

The Jenkintown Kiwanis Club sponsors the service leadership programs noted below:

  • Abington Aktion Club- club advisor is Lucy Sharp
  • Abington Middle School Builders Club-club advisors are Darlene Anderson & Janet Crawford
  • Abington High School Key Club-club advisor is Janet Crawford
  • Cheltenham High School Key Club-club advisor is Anne Lotz

Our sponsored youth groups independently initiate service projects and community service activities throughout the school year. Our club works through an adviser in each youth organization to coordinate our participation with their activities or to have them work with us on major service programs and fund raisers.

We are so proud of our youth groups and their accomplishments which make our community a much better place to live. The activities listed below are a small portion of the many projects they are involved in: 

  • Alex’s Lemonade Sale at the 2023 Jenkintown Arts Festival
  • Breakfast with Santa- Abington Aktion Club
  • Banquet of Thanks- Abington Aktion Club
  • Jenkintown Sunset 5K Run
  • Book Train Collabration

To find out more about the activities of our youth groups, contact us.