Santa Maria
Serving the Children of the World

Kiwanians around the globe have one common goal: To serve the children of the world. Kiwanis advocates this vision every day by providing opportunities to serve for every member of a community through Service Leadership Programs. Through these opportunities, youth and young adults around the work to become competent, capable, and compassionate leaders.  

Key Club - for high school students
245,000 high school leaders from 24 countries unite every day to provide service in their homes, schools, and communities, and complete more than 12 million hours of service. Key Clubbers work to help eliminate HIV/AIDS in Africa, stop premature birth, and battle for the rights of children in their communities.  The Kiwanis Club of Santa Maria sponsors and advises Key Clubs at Santa Maria HighPioneer Valley High and the Abel Maldonado Youth Center.

Builders Club - for middle school and junior high students   
Nearly 40,000 middle and junior high students in 1,300 clubs in 18 nations contribute service to school and community while developing leadership and people skills. Builders Club members implement practical service-learning principles as they focus on supporting organizations that focus on the needs of children.  The Kiwanis Club of Santa Maria sponsors and advises the Builders Club at Arellanes Junior High.


KKids - for elemetary students 
K-Kids is a student-led community service club for elementary students that teaches members the value of helping others through participation in community service projects and club activities.  The Kiwanis Club of Santa Maria sponsors and advises KKids clubs at Bonita Elementary, Fairlawn Elementary and Jimenez Elementary.


Aktion Club - for adults with disabilities
Aktion Club members in more than 200 clubs in seven nations allow adults living with disabilities to develop initiative and leadership skills through hands-on service. These adults return to the community the benefits, help, and caring they have received.  The Kiwanis Club of Santa Maria sponsors and advises the Santa Maria Aktion Club in association with VTC Enterprises and People for Leisure and Youth, Inc.