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  • Key Leader weekend is a life changing experience

    I can't thank you enough for the support you give to our Fontana Key Clubs! My students were all beaming with joy and excitement today! Early this morning they were eager to come tell me about their weekend at Key Leader Camp and ecstatically they recounted detail after detail about their weekend. Each student was transformed as they learned the value of being leaders in their school and community. They acknowledged their shortcoming and each expressed with such enthusiasm the desire to change, be involved, be leaders, and be a community. Unanimously they expressed this weekend event was life changing and they all stood up today during our club meeting with tears in their eyes sharing with all the members how significant this leadership camp was and how they wish every student had been able to have learned what they learned and to have been impacted as they were impacted. Without Kiwanis providing scholarships for these students, there is no way our students would have been able to attend such an event and please know you made a difference in the lives of 5 AMAZING Fontana High School students who will remember this event for the rest of their lives! I know Key Club taught me so much 10 years ago, when I was a timid club president who learned so many leadership skills that I continue to apply to my life today. THANK YOU for all that you do and please know that all your labor and support is not in vain.

    With deep gratitude,

    Natalie Marquez
    Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry Teacher
    Key Club Advisor
    Fontana High School

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  • Key Leader 2016 news


    Results just in from the spring/summer events of 2016---there were 18 events in USA, Canada and Malaysia with 907 student participants and 137 student facilitators. In that group of students, 75% were already members of Key Club. The average age was 15 and average grade was 10th—or second year in high school. On a five-point scale, the students ranked the whole event at 4.5 with the Lead Facilitators highest at 4.7.

    In the 11 ½ years of Kiwanis Key Leader, there have been 569 events serving over 28,000 students throughout the world. In the fall of 2016, there were will be 24 events, and registration is open for all events. Spring 2017 events are now being booked!

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  • 2017 Key Leader Events Announced


    As the fall 2016 events begin, we're already looking to 2017. Take a moment to check out where Key Leader will be this fall. We're excited to be returning to some of the longstanding camps which have offered great Key Leader events in the past, and we're looking forward to Key Leader taking place at some new camps in 2017. View the list to see where Key Leader will be in your district.

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  • Share the Key Leader video with friends

    Share the Key Leader video with friends and encourage them to share with others. The video documents the team building and leadership development that happens during events. 

    2010 Key Leader (Take the Lead) from Kiwanis International on Vimeo.

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  • Thanks and Merci!

    Thanks and Merci---We are very grateful once again this year for the support of Kiwanis Key Leader that has been received from the Kiwanis International Foundation and from the Kiwanis Foundation of Canada.  KIF grant supports a $25 scholarship to each Key Club or Builders Club member who attends a Key Leader event, as well as additional support for the operations of Key Leader.   The Kiwanis Foundation Canada grant supports a $50 scholarship to each attendee at a Key Leader event in Canada.  Both Foundations have generously funded these scholarships for a number of years.  We thank them and all the club gifts to the Foundations that make these grant funds available.

    Once again in 2016, many Kiwanis clubs,  districts, and  district foundations, as well as  Key Club districts,  are also supporting Key Leader attendees with many scholarships.  Our thanks to all these individuals and organizations whose great support helps many students come to Key Leader.

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