Key Leader is a leadership program that empowers teens to become more caring and confident leaders
Key Leader empowers students to become more caring and confident leaders. Through team-building activities, group discussions, and personal reflection, participants discover the benefits of Service Leadership.
student participants since 2005
events in 8 countries
Today’s high school students part of what researchers call the loneliest generation in recorded history. What difference could it make if students found their fit and committed themselves to their communities early in their high school experience?
Key Leader by Kiwanis is a weekend leadership program for high school and graduating 8th Grade students. Our mission is to inspire young people to achieve their personal best through service leadership.
The benefits offered through Key Leader are unique in that they focus on service leadership, social-emotional skills, and can be cultivated through student participation in Kiwanis service organizations such as Key Club.
March 5, 2021
Key Leader has provided high-caliber service leadership education for teen youth since 2005. Over the course of a few days, students identify their values, find their fit in their respective […]
February 5, 2021
More than 33,000 teens have taken part in a Key Leader program, now in its 15th year. Much has changed about Key Leader in that time, but its emphasis on […]
January 5, 2021
The Virtual Key Leader workbook features six educational tracks. Each track starts with a mindfulness video by Lisa Pyron, development specialist for Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs. “Mindfulness is all about being in […]
November 5, 2020
Many clubs in the Kiwanis family have been meeting online since the start of the pandemic. It is always great to see friendly faces, but video calls can get boring […]
October 15, 2020
In her book ‘iGen,” Dr. Jean Twenge defines 10 traits typical in members of what many call Generation Z. Twenge prefers the term iGen, with the “i” representing high-speed internet’s […]