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Developing Caring Leaders

Builders Club is a student-led service club for students in middle/junior high school. Builders Club was originally developed by, and is modeled after, Kiwanis International, a global network of men and women devoted to serving the children of the world. The stated purpose of Builders Club is to develop leadership through service to the school and community.

Clubs are chartered in partnership with a Kiwanis club and a school or community-based organization serving elementary school students. Use the Kiwanis club locator to find a Kiwanis club near you and complete a petition to charter. A sponsoring Kiwanis club pays the initial chartering fee for Builders Clubs, which can vary from US$180 to US$300 depending on geographic location. To find out how much it would cost to charter a Builders Club at your middle/junior high school or community-based organization serving middle school students, contact the Kiwanis International member services team at 1-800-549-2647 ext. 411 or email memberservices@kiwanis.org.

A Key Club (a service club for high school students) or a Circle K club (a service club for college or university students) may also co-sponsor a K-Kids club.

If at one time your middle/junior high school or community-based organization serving middle school students had a Builders Club, you may be eligible to reactivate it rather than charter a new club. To find out if your club is eligible for reactivation, contact the Kiwanis International member services team at 1-800-549-2647 ext. 411 or email memberservices@kiwanis.org.

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