Kiwanis provides Service Leadership Program to district schools

news release

The Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast has expanded Service Leadership Programs into the elementary (K-Kids) and middle schools (Builders Club) in addition to the two Key Clubs at Vero Beach High School and Indian River Charter High School, 

Attendees at Dec 10 Christmas concert in support of Kiwanis Service Leadership Program

Launched in the last year under the leadership of Kiwanis member Bill Cala, new K-kids Clubs and Builders Clubs have been implemented in elementary and middle schools to help students engage in volunteer work to serve their schools.  Each club has a teacher and Kiwanis representative to work with the students.  Both K-kids Clubs and Builders Clubs are part of the Kiwanis International’s mission. 

Service Leadership Programs are now in Imagine Charter School, Indian River Academy, Osceola Magnet School, Fellsmere Elementary, Beachland Elementary and Dodgertown Elementary. Projects have included school beautification (planting, weeding, and mulching) at all participating schools and volunteering at Shining Light Garden. Long-term goals are to have Kiwanis service clubs in all Indian River Schools.  Kiwanis was recently recognized by the Indian River County School District for partnering to help students.

The Service Leadership Program is funded entirely by private donations and Kiwanis fund raising events. Events include a luncheon at Vero Beach Yacht Club on Saturday, December 10, 2022 featuring a performance by Volare, the Indian River Charter High School Choir. Under the direction of Ethan Kinkle, Volare sang two extended sets of holiday tunes and favorites for attendees. 

Club President Doug Vitunac extended special thanks to all who attended the December 10th event and to all sponsors of the Service Leadership Program.

Kiwanis is a 100-year-old global service organization of volunteers based in the US with clubs in 80 countries, all dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis has served Vero Beach and Indian River County since 1935.

For more information on our activities, members and membership information, visit our website at or call Robi Robinson at (772) 460-0925.

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