Partners & Preferred Charities

Key Clubbers further their service by working alongside charities with goals complimenting our Major Emphasis – “Children: their future, our focus.”

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Partners

Erika’s Lighthouse

“A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent Depression”

Erika’s Lighthouse provides educators, students and parents with tools to talk about mental health and encourages students to reach out if they are struggling. They offer a range of resources from presentations, conversation starters, and simple worksheets for you to share with your club.

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Landscape Structures

“Playground Equipment for All”

Landscape Structures (LSI) has joined Kiwanis International as a vision partner to bring play to communities across the globe. LSI is proud to provide high-quality commercial playground equipment and planning consultation services that reflect the high degree of integrity that Kiwanis clubs expect.

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Nickelodeon

“Nick is Kids”

Nickelodeon currently presents two major campaigns each year that encourage action in kids globally. Worldwide Day of Play reinforces Nickelodeon’s mission to make the world a more playful place by leading active, playful events across the country. Nickelodeon’s Get Dirty campaign seeks to educate kids, families and teachers about what they can do to help protect the planet in fun, mindful ways.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America

“To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America works to positively impact the lives of children and communities nationwide. Kiwanis clubs build an impactful partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America with a focus on mentoring tomorrow’s leaders and providing leadership education.

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Reading Is Fundamental

“The Leading Voice for Children’s Literacy”

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is a national children’s literacy non-profit organization committed to a literate America. RIF works in communities to inspire a passion for reading among all children in partnership with Kiwanis.

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Schoolhouse

“Connecting the World Through Learning”

Schoolhouse is a nonprofit that connects students around the world for free peer-to-peer tutoring over Zoom. Started by Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy, Schoolhouse offers both instant homework help and longer-term, small-group sessions in math and SAT prep. If you’re looking for a virtual volunteer opportunity, you can also become a tutor and share your knowledge around the world.

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College Wise

“Students like us. Parents trust us.”

Collegewise provides top-notch college counseling, test preparation, and academic tutoring. Working with a Collegewise counselor means partnering with an expert who will help you navigate the entire college admissions process, from brainstorming your college essays to pressing submit on your applications. Many of our counselors have years of experience as admissions officers at top universities across the entire country.

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Preferred Charities

Thirst Project

“World’s Leading Youth Water Activism Organization”

Thirst Project hopes to educate the next generation by arming students with information about how they can be a part of social change, make a difference and encourage others to join in the effort in ending the global water crisis.

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Children’s Miracle Network

“Hospitals Helping Kids”

Members work together by sponsoring fundraising events and conducting service projects at their local children’s hospitals. Contact your local CMN hospital and invite a representative to a club meeting to share ideas and create a partnership.

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March of Dimes

“Fighting for the Health of All Moms and Babies”

Since the 1940s, Key Clubs have worked with March of Dimes to make a positive impact in the lives of babies everywhere. Today, Kiwanis members continue that culture of service by supporting the March of Dimes all year long by hosting service projects, raising funds and educating communities about the crisis of preterm birth.

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UNICEF

“For Every Child”

UNICEF is the only organization of the United Nations dedicated exclusively to children. Working with other United Nations bodies, governments and non-governmental organizations, UNICEF helps to provide for children’s needs in more than 150 developing countries through community-based services in primary health care, basic education and safe water and sanitation.

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Collaborative Partners

Project Happiness

“Empowering people with the resources to create greater happiness with themselves and the world.”

Project Happiness inspires and empowers club members to create greater happiness within themselves and their communities addressing the bullying issue at its core. The Key Club Guide to Project Happiness shares exercises, discussions, games and tools based on Neuroscience, Positive Psychology and Mindfulness to re-wire the brain for happiness. Why does happiness matter? Happier people enjoy life.

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