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Examples of projects supported by the
Youth Opportunities Fund

Whitney High School Key Club, California-Nevada-Hawaii District

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– assist the Tijuana Project: three orphanages in Baja, Mexico. The club would take basic necessities such as shampoo, undergarments, soap, and other necessities for the orphans in three orphanages. They would also purchase toys and school supplies for the orphans and put them inside of backpacks and deliver them to the approximately 150 children in the three orphanages.

South Fork High School Key Club, Florida District

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– a true K-Family Literacy Outreach Model: “Books for Babies,” A Young Children: Priority One Literacy Project, sponsored by the K-Family of Key Club, Builders Club, K-Kids and dual Kiwanis clubs. Four trips were taken to read and mentor (providing a total of 600+ books in the four-month period). The YOF Grant funded transportation, substitute coverage and books between Warfield Elementary School Kindergarten and Perkins Early Childhood Head Start Center.

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Center High School Key Club, Missouri-Arkansas District

– purchased tape recorders and provided tapes from the Early Childhood Center to record Books on Tape for the Center. Looking to record some books in Spanish as well as English.

Jordan-Matthews High School Key Club, Carolinas District

– purchased the book “Love You Forever” for first grade students who learned to read the book and then took the books to an area nursing home and read the books to residents there. Many of the children did not have grandparents so the program allowed them to adopt a grandparent for the day. The Key Club helped with teaching the children to read the book and helped with the interaction at the nursing home.