K-Kids is the Kiwanis Club for our youngest members, elementary school children. The Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque sponsors several K-Kids Clubs. The goal is to teach even the littlest community members that giving back to others matters. We partner with local schools and teachers in these efforts and all volunteers must have background checks.
Builders Clubs are Kiwanis Clubs for middle school children. This is a key time of life when kids are becoming more aware of their community and the part they play. Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque supports these clubs as mentors and guiders to help make sure our local youth grow up learning to care about others in need. These are called Builders Clubs because, in addition to service, we are helping develop future leaders.
Key Clubs happen in high school and offer even more opportunity for independent service and leadership training. The Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque sponsors Key Clubs as several local high schools. We also offer scholarships through the Albuquerque Community Foundation and preference is given to local Key Club members.
Circle K, also known as CKI, is the Kiwanis club for college students. The Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque has a chapter at the University of New Mexico. This not only offers college students that chance for leadership and networking, they are able to plan, organize, and complete volunteer projects throughout the community. Not only is this good for local nonprofits, it helps students build the network of who they know in the Albuquerque area.
Kiwanis Aktion Clubs are designed to support adults with disabilities who want to give back to the community. This club helps people develop communications and leaderships skills, as well as community connections. The Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque has partnered with Adelante Development Center, a local nonprofit that works in support of people with disabilities, to form and support this club, but all people with disabilities are welcome.