Key Club International, the oldest and largest service leadership organization for teens, teaches leadership through service to others. Key Club’s 267,000 members build themselves as they build their schools and communities. Key Club’s 5,000 clubs thrive in 30 nations in North America, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Service and fundraising
By performing more than 12 million service hours each year, Key Club members make a difference in their communities and the world, organizing a variety of service projects, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives. They also learn leadership skills by running meetings, planning projects and holding elected leadership positions at the club, district and international levels.
Key Club encourages volunteering and fundraising for partners March of Dimes, UNICEF and the Children’s Miracle Network. Key Club members are currently raising funds for The Eliminate Project, a joint effort of the Kiwanis family and UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus from the face of the Earth.
Washington High School Key Club
The Key Club at Washington High School (WHS) in Charles Town, WV Began it’s journey during the 2008-9 school year. Since then, we have participated in some great volunteer and community building activities. Key Clubbers are always active in the WHS homecoming fair with a fun games and treats booth. They collect donations for the Trick or Treat for UNICEF project annually and spread happiness by passing out notes of uplifting words at their school. Our Key Clubbers help coach sports teams, they care for the elderly, they feed the homeless and help pack Kidz Power Pacs for less fortunate children. They can be seen helping out at meetings for our younger K-Family kids, volunteering at the library, and helping with roadside clean-up. They volunteer at various walks and runs to prevent domestic violence and to spread awareness about Alzheimer’s and community health. Key Clubbers help run girl scout troops, volunteer at bake sales and in infant nurseries and they paint windows (as a joint K-Family effort) in Charles Town to bring in the Fall every year. They even put on an annual Fall Festival for the local children while raising money to support their club and collecting books or food for the local community.
Some other projects that the Key Club has been involved with, included painting the ceiling tiles at Jefferson County Community Ministries for the annual United Way Day of Caring in 2018, helping bring some joy to those who may be at the lowest points in their lives. They also hosted the Thirst Project at their school to spread awareness about the lack of clean water in impoverished countries. The Thirst Project will be one of the Key Club’s major initiatives in coming years. For the Day of Caring in 2019, Key Clubbers helped with yard work and washing vehicles at the local Animal Welfare Society. They raised funds for UNICEF during a “miracle minute” at the homecoming football game and will be collecting teddy bears for hospitalized children with a “Teddy Bear Toss” at one of the WHS basketball games. We’ll be helping with the Wreaths Across America project and performing in the local Christmas parade as well. You’re sure to see Key Clubbers helping out wherever they are needed in the community. If you see us, say hello!
Key Clubbers learn so many skills and values as members of their club. They learn to lead, and to follow. They discover all about their community and how easy and wonderful it is to help create and maintain a wonderful place to live through community service. We welcome anyone who would like to be a part of the Washington High School Key Club.
2019-20 Key Club Advisors and Officers
President & Lt Governor, Division 6
District 6 Lieutenant Governor