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Top 7 Types of Clubs

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When you are choosing a club for your child, you will want to consider the various types of organizations and what she may do do with the clubs and get out of the clubs. Here is a quick list to give you some direction.

1. Volunteering

Children learn a lot about themselves and others by volunteering. Even the youngest of children can make a difference. By choosing a project and following it through, children develop a sense of accomplishment. Whether planting flowers or serving in a soup kitchen, children see the results of their hard work and have the satisfaction of knowing they are making a difference.
  • K-Kids a Kiwanis sponsored volunteer organization for elementary school children
  • Builders Club a Kiwanis sponsored organization for middle school children
  • Key Club a Kiwanis sponsored organization for high school children

2. Scouting

Scouting provides a well-rounded program where children earn badges, play games, camp, sing, create crafts, complete service projects and more. Scouts build friendships and learn new skills. Many have opportunities through Scouts that they wouldn't otherwise have.

3. Sports

Sports give children a chance to engage in physical activity as well as make friends, develop skills, learn teamwork and build self-esteem. The sporting options are virtually endless.

4. Religious

Religious clubs give children the opportunity to learn more about their faith, grown in that faith and make friends within their faith. The activities vary by club but usually include social programs as well as educational. Some religious clubs also do outreach and community service projects.

5. Academic

Academic clubs recognize children's academic achievements or give children the opportunity to work in an academic area in more depth than offered in class. They may also help prepare children for their future in a specific area.

6. Agricultural

Agricultural clubs give children the opportunity to work in various areas of farming, plant and animal sciences, horticulture, agricultural technologies and related fields. They provide a place where children can have fun, make friends and prepare for futures in agricultural fields.

7. Music & Arts

Children develop creativity and express themselves through the arts. Singing, dancing, painting, and drama give children the chance to find out who they are – or sometimes pretend to be someone different -- and express it in beautiful ways.
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