Our Kiwanis Family chairperson this year is Richard Palmer. B.Ed Modern Languages (2019), Shortwood Teachers’ College3rd Year Vice President (Elect) | Former 2nd Year Vice President | Charter President – Shortwood Teachers’ College Circle K | Member -National Youth Parliament of Jamaica | Deputy Director of Communications- Jamaica Union of Tertiary Students
Fun Fact: He is Multilingual: Native in 2 languages and Fluent in 2 other languages.
Our Kiwanis Family Consists of Kiwanis Club, Key Club, K Kids, Builders Club and Aktion Club.
Kiwanis: Dedicated to serving the children of the world, this global volunteer organization annually raises more than US$100 million and dedicates more than 18.5 million hours to strengthen communities and help children. Through service projects and fundraisers, Kiwanis members improve their communities, make lifelong friendships, and, most importantly, help children thrive, prosper and reach their full potential.
K Kids: Kiwanis Kids is the fastest growing service club for elementary students, comprising of K-Kids, Terrific Kids, and Bring Up Grades. Kiwanis Kids is a student-led community service organization that operates under school regulations and draws its members from the student body. Terrific Kids is a character education and recognition program, while Bring Up Grades focuses on academic achievement and recognition.
Builders Club: Builders Club is the largest community-service program for junior and middle school students worldwide. Its goal is to develop leadership qualities in young people through experiences in volunteer service
Key Club: 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.
Aktion Club: More than 9,000 adults with disabilities around the world are involved in this Kiwanis-family program, developing leadership skills while working with others to help those in need. Their projects range from fundraising for Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW) to recycling drives to cleaning up parks. Aktion Club empowers members to be themselves, work together with friends and implement plans through action.
Here is a list of our Kiwanis Family Clubs