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  • Follow the leader


    Imagine you’re sitting in your school’s auditorium for a school-wide rally. The rally’s main speaker poses a question: “Do you believe you’re a leader?” If your answer is “yes,” the speaker says, “Raise your hand.”

    What would you do? Raise your hand immediately? Look around to see if your friends ...

  • 6 ways to make an impact on Earth Day


    This Wednesday (April 22) is Earth Day, a day during which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection and preservation. Here are 6 ways that you can get involved.



    1. Attend an event. Check to see if any special events are going on in your community for ...

  • Advisors: Training new officers


    As the end of the school year approaches, now is a great time to focus on training the club’s incoming officers. With the new officer guides in the spring mailing, your club has a great resource to help prepare your officers for leadership.

    The guides expose students to some of ...

  • 9 signs you might be suffering from “Post-DCON Syndrome”


    For those of you lucky enough to go to a district convention this year, you know all too well that “Post-DCON Syndrome” (otherwise known as PDS) is real. Here are 8 signs you might be suffering from PDS:


    1. You feel like part of your identity is missing.


    2. When ...

  • Twenty dollars


    A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a US$20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?”

    Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you, but first, let me do this.”

    He ...

  • Advisors: How to use the officer guides


    The Key Club advisor guide includes essential elements to support an advisor’s work with a Key Club. In the same spirit, Key Club International has produced a series of guides for the officers of Key Club. These guides are meant to encourage each student’s success during the next school year....

  • Twitter chat: Student health volunteers

    April 21 from 1 to 2 p.m. EST, @KeyClub will participate in a Twitter chat hosted by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The topic of the chat will be volunteering to support emergency preparedness, response and ...

  • A look inside Rustic Pathways

    You’re probably wondering, “What kind of people work for Rustic Pathways? Who will be leading my Key Clubbers on their service-learning trip, and what will they be like?”

    Well, we want you to know exactly who’s behind our service-learning travel partner. Their newest video, Together, We Are Rustic Pathways, ...

  • 5 perks to being a Key Club advisor



    You rock! Key Club exists because of you. Here are five great things about being a Key Club advisor:


    1. You know the lingo. Admit it, you know the meaning—and the importance—of terms like DCON, lieutenant governors, districts and The Eliminate Project.

    2. You shape the next generation of leaders. You are ...

  • 5 ways to thank adult volunteers



    “Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.”

    —Randy Pausch

    Chances are, your Key Club has received help from several different adults throughout the year. Teachers, parents, Kiwanians and others have supported your service projects or chaperoned an event. Reach out ...

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