Youth Protection Guidelines

As the premier provider of youth service clubs and programs, Kiwanis International holds itself and its members to the highest standards of conduct and awareness. 

Each year, more than 300,000 youth take part in Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs like K-Kids, Builders Club, and Key Club. And Kiwanis reaches millions more youth around the world through club and district service projects. When we work with and mentor youth during projects and activities, their care and welfare are entrusted to us. 

Kiwanis members must know how to protect the youth with whom we interact. When we all share this commitment, we also protect ourselves and the organization we value. 

Kiwanis International has taken extensive action to equip Kiwanis Clubs, Districts, and Service Leadership Programs with the tools to provide safe and secure environments for youth.

Youth Protection Helpline (on

Consent & Release for Media with Children PDF

Policies & Procedures PDF

Background Checks Link

Youth Protection Training Link

Kiwanis International’s Youth Protection Web Resources