Kiwanis Club The Dalles
Kiwanis Club of The Dalles

Our Clubs

The Dalles Kiwanis Club sponsors two organizations for local Youth

 Builders Club – for middle school students ages 12-14 years of age

Key Club – for high school students grades 9th through 12th.

Key Club

Key Club International, the largest high school service organization in the world, empowers its members to lead and serve by cultivating leadership skills, developing friendships, and performing community service. Key Club members have a passion for helping others and gain leadership skills they will carry with them for a lifetime.

Key Club

  • More than 260,000 members and 5,000 clubs in 30 nations

  • More than 12 million service hours annually

  • A resource that helps teens cultivate leadership skills, serve their communities, and build friendships

    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.


 Builders Club

Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school students (ages 12 to 14), and is student led. Community-based Builders Clubs also may be established at community facilities such as churches and libraries.

Builders Club

  • 35,000 members worldwide

  • 1,500 clubs in five countries

  • Structured on the local level but supported by the Kiwanis International office

    Builders Club, with more than 46,000 adolescent members, provides students with opportunities to develop leadership, improve self-esteem, increase civic engagement and learn life skills through service. As students maneuver this “in-between stage” of life, Builders Club empowers them to be themselves, work together with friends and implement plans through action. Through Builders Club, students become leaders at school, in their community and in the world.

    Builders Club is a “student-led” community service organization that operates under school regulations and draws its members from the student body. Community-based Builders Clubs also can be established at churches, libraries, YMCAs, lodges or similar facilities. A Kiwanis club, composed of like-minded, service-oriented people from the community, serves as the club’s sponsor.