K-Kids is the largest service organization for elementary school students, with more than 36,000 members worldwide. The first K-Kids club was chartered in 2000. Today, there are more than 1,200 clubs worldwide.
K-Kids is a student-led community service organization that operates under school regulations and draws its members from the student body. Community-based K-Kids 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.
K-Kids is structured only on the local club level but is supported by district volunteers appointed by Kiwanis leaders and the Kiwanis International Office in Indianapolis, Indiana, which provides guidelines, programs, educational resources, and club recognition opportunities.