Key Club International, a Kiwanis service leadership program,
is the oldest and largest service program for high school students.
Founded in 1925, Key Club is a student-led organization teaching
leadership through serving others. Now in its 85th year, Key Clubs
serve 245,000 students in nearly 5,000 clubs in 27 nations worldwide.
As members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members
build themselves as they build their schools and communities.
for more information or call 800-KIWANIS.
Sarah Merlin, an special education teacher and adviser
to the Key Club at Model School said, "I strongly support
the role of the Key Clubs in trying to address world problems.
This world is bigger than Model and Richmond. It is important
to reach out to others in need." The work of the Model School
Key Club can be seen on the web at: www.RichmondKiwanis.Info/Model/MHSKeyClub.html
Founded in 1915, Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers
dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at
a time. Kiwanis International and its Service Leadership Programs
for young people, including Circle K, Key Club, Key Leader, Builders
Club, K-Kids, Kiwanis Junior, and Aktion Club, dedicate more than
19 million volunteer hours and invest US$100 million to strengthen
communities and serve children annually. The Kiwanis International
family is composed of 600,000 adult and youth members in 15,000
clubs in more than 70 countries and geographic areas. Kiwanis
members make their mark by responding to the needs of their communities
and pooling their resources to address worldwide issues. Globally,
Kiwanis International has focused humanitarian efforts on eliminating
iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) through the Worldwide Service
Project, a US$75 million campaign in partnership with UNICEF,
which began in 1994. For more information about Kiwanis International,
please visit http://www.kiwanis.org/
or call 800-KIWANIS.
The Kiwanis Club of Richmond is the sponsor of the Model School
Key Club. For additional information about the Kiwanis Club of
Richmond please visit http://www.richmondkiwanis.info/
For more than 60 years, UNICEF has been the world's leading
international children's organization, working in more than 150
countries to address the ongoing issues that affect why kids are
dying. UNICEF provides lifesaving nutrition, clean water, education,
protection, and emergency response, saving more young lives than
any other humanitarian organization in the world. While millions
of children die every year of preventable causes like dehydration,
upper respiratory infections, and measles, UNICEF, with the support
of partnering organizations and donors alike, has the global experience,
resources, and reach to give children the best hope of survival.
For more information about UNICEF, please visit http://www.unicefusa.org/
Air Month - Calls for enforcement of the Clean Air Act. The American
Lung Association, 800-LUNG-USA, www.lungusa.org.
Beginnings Month - Encourages everyone to enroll in a course,
write a poem, plant a garden, or coordinate a social event. While
developing your gifts, encourage others to also cultivate their
own creative beginnings. Christina Bergenholtz, 508-839-5139.
Reading Month - Events will be staged throughout the country to
celebrate reading. Association of American Publishers, 212-255-0200,
- Annual celebration of bicycling for recreation and transportation.
League of American Bicyclists, 202-822-1333, www.bikeleague.org.
- Invites everyone to take time out to enjoy the pleasure of reading
a book. National Book Foundation, 212-685-0261.
Health Month - National Mental Health Association, 800-969-NMHA,
Fitness and Sports Month - Encourages individuals and organizations
to promote fitness activities and programs. President's Council
on Physical Fitness and Sports, 202-690-9000.
Awareness Month - National Stroke Association, 800-787-6437.
and Joy Month - Celebrates the great joy of great teaching and
great learning. Thank a teacher for creating an atmosphere of
joy. Jackson Community College, 517-796-8488.
History Awareness Month - Informs, instructs, and inspires ALL
ages to compile a personal history. Margaret Ingram, 541-924-0268.
May 11 - June 15:
Family Month - Celebrates and promotes strong, supportive families.
Annually, Mother's Day through Father's Day. 800-25-PEACE, www.familymonth.net
Tomorrow's Parents Month - Celebrates mothers and fathers. Stage
at least one activity between Mother's Day and Father's Day to
help prepare a child or teen to become a better parent in the
future. To get ideas, visit www.parentingproject.org, 561-620-0256.
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