If Kiwanis is to remain the premier provider of youth service programs, Kiwanis must hold itself to the highest standards to protect the more than 300,000 youth in our care — and ourselves. The Kiwanis Youth Protection Guidelines are updated and the new rules go into effect October 1.
Clubs are now required to: Educate and inform members
about the new guidelines
each year, using updated training materials
including a presentation, guide and worksheet. Have a clear background check
of any member serving as an advisor to any Service Leadership Program club. Develop a club policy on background checks
if you don’t already have one. Report any troubling behavior
to the appropriate personnel at an event and to law enforcement personnel, if appropriate, following all local, state, provincial and federal laws regarding reporting. The trainer’s guide
will help you better understand what behavior is defined as troubling.
Kiwanians guard the youth in our care because it’s the right thing to do. The updated Kiwanis Youth Protection Guideline
s will make that crucial responsibility easier. Visit www.kiwanisone.org/youthprotection
and check out the archived webinar
for more details. Or contact the Kiwanis member services team at 1-800-KIWANIS, ext. 411, and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org