Service Leadership Programs
Kiwanis provides leadership and service opportunities for youth through its Service Leadership Programs. Aktion Club, Key Club, Circle K, Builders Club, and K-Kids are part of Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs. They are sponsored by a local Kiwanis club and receive funding and leadership guidance from Kiwanis.
Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It is a student-led organization whose goal is to encourage leadership through serving others. Key Club International is a part of the Kiwanis International family of Service Leadership Programs. Blue Spruce Kiwanis supports Key Clubs at Evergreen, Platte Canyon, and Clear Creek high schools.
The collegiate version of Kiwanis is Circle K International, also known as CKI. The first official Circle K club was chartered in September, 1947 at the campus of Carthage College (then in Illinois). As of 2010, Circle K membership was 12,600 members in 500 clubs in 17 countries, making Circle K the largest collegiate service organization of its kind in the world. Blue Spruce Kiwanis helps support a Circle K chapter at Colorado School of Mines.
Aktion Club is the only service club for adults with disabilities, with more than 12,000 members worldwide. Blue Spruce Kiwanis sponsors an Aktion Club chapter that meets at Church of the Hills in Evergreen. Our members assist Aktion Club leadership with club management and participate in various club activities.