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 kicked off the 2018-19 school year 112 members strong! We have participated in some great volunteer and community building activities so far. Lat year, Key Clubbers were active in the WHS homecoming fair with a fun games and treats booth. They collected donations for the Trick or Treat for UNICEF project and spread happiness by passing out notes of uplifting words at their school. Our Key Clubbers helped coach sports teams, they cared for the elderly, they fed the homeless and packed Kidz Power Pacs for less fortunate children. They helped out at meetings for our younger K-Family kids, volunteered at the library, helped with roadside clean-up, and they spearhead the recycling effort at their school. They volunteered at the walks to prevent domestic violence and raised funds for hurricane relief. Key Clubbers helped run girl scout troops, volunteered at the FCCLA Bake Sale, volunteered in infant nurseries and painted windows in Charles Town to bring in the Fall. They even put on a Fall Festival for the local children while raising money to support their club and collecting books for the local Community Ministries. All of this and we’re not even halfway through the school year!
This 2018-19 school year started out with a bang. The Key Club painted the ceiling tiles at Jefferson County Community Ministries for the annual United Way Day of Caring on September 11th, 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 this year and in coming years. You’ll see us around town at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, fall window painting downtown, at their annual Fall Festival and Fright Night, at the Holiday Craft Fair & Vendor Show, and many more community events. 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.
2018-19 Key Club Advisors and Officers
President & Lt Governor, Division 6