About Key Leader
Key Leader is a weekend experiential leadership program for today's young leaders. This life-changing event focuses on service leadership as the first, most meaningful leadership-development experience. A Key Leader will learn the most important lesson of leadership—it comes from helping others succeed.
Participants begin by attending a Key Leader conference, which is a weekend retreat. Large and small group workshops, discussions and team-building activities take place over the course of the weekend. Students have opportunities to learn leadership skills that will help them to change their schools, communities, and world for the better. While exploring leadership in a whole new way, participants will make amazing new friends and have experiences they will never forget. Positive, ongoing interaction with other Key Leader graduates offers continuing reinforcement, encouragement and growth of leadership skills.
Since April 2005 Key Leader has served more than 28,000 students at 569 Key Leader events in 40 U.S. states, 7 Canadian provinces, Bahamas, Malaysia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, El Salvador and Singapore. Read what some of these graduates say about the Key Leader experience.
ALABAMA'S KEY LEADER WEEKEND
Friday-Sunday April 20-22nd | Camp ASCCA 5278 Camp Ascca Dr, Jacksons' Gap, AL 36861
Cost: $200 ($25 Discount for Active Alabama Key Club Members)
For More Information:
REGISTER TODAY! Click Here for the online Registration Form. Fill out all of the fields and an invoice will be emailed to you with further information on payment. Once payment is received, your spot will be secured for the weekend and you will receive a confirmation email with complete details.
KEY LEADER FAQS
WHAT IS KEY LEADER?
Key Leader is Kiwanis International’s leadership education program for students, primarily in high school. The Key Leader mission is to provide a life-changing experience that inspires young people to achieve their personal best through service leadership.
WHO CAN ATTEND A KEY LEADER EVENT?
Events are open to all students ages 14 to 18, including those currently in a Kiwanis student group such as Key Club and students who have not yet been a part of a Kiwanis family program. There is no limit on the number of participants from the same school.
WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEKEND?
Students will arrive for registration from 4p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and depart after 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. All lodging, meals and activities are at the event site during that time. Check out the Key Leader sample weekend agenda.
WHAT HAPPENS AT A KEY LEADER WEEKEND?
The students have large- and small-group activities, with a combination of lectures, discussion, interactive activities and audio-visual presentations. Every weekend will offer a lot of fun with new friends. Take a look at the sample weekend agenda.
WHICH ADULTS WILL BE PRESENT DURING THE WEEKEND?
A professional Key Leader facilitator will lead the event. This facilitator brings to the program excellent experience working with young people, and has successfully completed a training course on the curriculum.
Each Kiwanis district provides trained adult volunteers to coordinate the logistics and supervise students. Kiwanis International completes a limited criminal history background check on all of the adults who will be present for the weekend.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The all-inclusive cost is US$200 for each student. A school, Kiwanis club, community organization, religious group, family or others can sponsor a student and pay the cost.
ARE THERE ANY DISCOUNTS?
Through a generous grant from the Kiwanis International Foundation, the first 1,000 members of Key Club who register for an event will receive a US$25 discount.
HOW DO STUDENTS REGISTER?
The below Registration Form will allow you to register for the 2018 event. Be ready to provide basic contact information, including an e-mail address. Students will need to list an adult who recommends them for the program (the nominator), and the adult or organization who is paying their fee (the sponsor). After completing this form, an invoice will be sent to the student, the nominator and the sponsor. That invoice needs to be paid by check or credit card before the student will be accepted. Registration will close April 1st.
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT KEY LEADER?
See the schedule of events which includes dates, locations, event contact information and the lead facilitator for each event. E-mail your questions to the contact for the event that interests you. You many also direct questions to the Key Leader staff at Kiwanis International.