Service Leadership Programs (Service Clubs)

Our Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs are leadership and character-building programs hosted in the school and sponsored by the North Ridgeville Kiwanis Club. Service Leadership Programs have existed since the first Key Club was founded in 1925.  Since then, millions of students have been inspired to lead lives of service and significance through programs for all ages.

North Ridgeville’s Kiwanis Service Clubs


  • Collecting socks for homeless
  • Making valentines for meals on wheels

Builders Club

  • Stockings for the troops
  • Christmas cookies for firemen and policemen
  • Making valentines for Meals on Wheels
  • Making Teacher pick-me-ups

Key Club

  • Raking leafs for elderly
  • Santa Pancake Breakfast to fund Christmas Presents for families in need
  • helping out Special Olympics


for details please email Bridget Bellomy [email protected] 

Kiwanis K-kids (Elementary)

K-Kids is the largest service organization for elementary school students, with more than 36,000 members worldwide and 1,200 clubs worldwide. The first K-Kids was chartered in 2000.

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.

Builders Club (Middle School)

If you want to make a difference in your life and community, check out Builders Club. Last year, more than 45,000 middle and junior high school students in 18 nations were involved in this Kiwanis-family program. Through their projects that ranged from fundraising for HIV/AIDS prevention in Africa to recycling drives to cleaning up parks, they developed leadership skills while working with friends to help others in need.

As students maneuver this “in-between-stage” of life, Builders Club empowers them to be themselves, work together with peers and implement plans through action. As an extension of Kiwanis International, Builders Club shares the mission of building leaders to help children around the world. Through Builders Club, students become leaders at school, in their community and in the world.

Our new club was formed January 2015. They are doing great and are always Recruiting new members!

Key Club (High School)

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.

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 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.

Key Leader Program

Key Leader is a weekend experiential leadership program for today’s young leaders. This life-changing event focuses on service leadership as the first, most meaningful leadership-development experience. A Key Leader will learn the most important lesson of leadership—it comes from helping others succeed.

Participants begin by attending a Key Leader conference, which is a weekend retreat. Large and small group workshops, discussions and team-building activities take place over the course of the weekend. Students have opportunities to learn leadership skills that will help them to change their schools, communities, and world for the better. While exploring leadership in a whole new way, participants will make amazing new friends and have experiences they will never forget. Positive, ongoing interaction with other Key Leader graduates offers continuing reinforcement, encouragement and growth of leadership skills.