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Months before, Brian Turindwamukama had been living in his Ugandan hometown. At Key Leader, he learned important things about his new country--and himself. 

Read more of Brian's Success Story.

Every year, Key Leader reminds Byron Tabor why he loves Kiwanis service and mentoring young people.

Read more of Byron's success story.

Samantha Lemons was nervous when she arrived at her first Key Leader weekend. But she went home with a new perspective.

Read more of Samantha's success story.


Paul Meyer knew of Key Leader's potential to change students' lives. But he didn't expect the change to be so dramatic.

Read more of Paul's success story.



Every young life needs a good influence. For David Dillman, the Kiwanis Key Leader program provided it. 

Read more of David's success story.

Check out what others are saying about Key Leader:

"Each day there was absolutely  amazing. Our lead facilitator was an inspiration to every person in the room, and I am proud to say that she has helped me believe in myself and my abilities to become a leader."— Excerpt from an article written by a Key Leader graduate from Ohio

"Key Leader creates a comfortable setting that helps everyone discover talents within themselves. It was the spark that changed who I was and paved a brighter future for who I can become." —Key Club member from Iowa

"Key Leader has been an aha moment not only for me but also for the students who attend. It gives insight to the Kiwanis mission and the amazing potential our youth have to offer." —Kiwanis Club member from California

"My favorite part of the weekend is watching my students reach their full potential and blossom as leaders. Kiwanis Key Leader changes lives." —Teacher from Indiana

"After her Kiwanis Key Leader weekend, my daughter seems to have a new drive and focus on her future. Being around the positive influence of the Kiwanis group has been an incredible experience for her." —Parent of a Key Leader graduate from Georgia

"In November I had a unique opportunity to attend Kiwanis Key Leader. It was one of the most life-changing experiences of my life. Prior to going, I served as a Class President and represented my school’s student body on the Fairfax County Student Human Right Commission, but never before that weekend have a felt as confident about myself as a leader. In fact, I can say Key Leader unlocked my potential. The skills I learned at Key Leader, I have applied to every aspect of my life, from being a good student at school, to keeping my integrity when my friends choose otherwise. But above all, after Key Leader, I am a true leader. One that people can look up to and seek out for advice."
—Anastasia, a freshman Key Club member from Northern Virginia

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