Youth Service Programs

Programs Focusing on Youth Ages 5-18

Terrific Kids is a book rewards project that provides books to children who meet selected goals whether academic or behavioral. It is an acronym for Thoughtful-Enthusiastic-Respectful-Responsible-Inclusive-Friendly-Inquisitive-Capable. Books are distributed to all Coldwater elementary schools, St. Charles, and Pansophia Academy by Kiwanis members.

Kids Against Hunger is a food packaging program that partners with other Kiwanis clubs to provide meals to those in need. Food is distributed to other needy countries as well as a percentage donated to local charities. The club provides financial support to purchase supplies as well as volunteers to assist in the packaging.

Boy Scouts are supported by our sponsorship of Troop 433. Our funds assist the scouts in covering costs of camps or expenses for various projects. Our club will also consider support for specific requests to fund unique events.

Kiwanis Children’s Fund is the international foundation of the Kiwanis International organization. Each club donates an amount per member to support projects throughout the United States and the world. Projects include reading programs, health initiatives, and playground equipment to name a few.

Girls on the Run is a program designed for young girls ages 8-13 that promotes girl empowerment by teaching life skills through lesson and running. Kiwanis supports the program with a financial contribution.

Library books for speakers is our way of rewarding our speakers while giving back to the community. Each speaker at a Kiwanis meeting is presented a certificate of appreciation as a speaker, with a notation that a book is donated to a local elementary in their name.

Branch District Library is supported by the club with funds for the Traveling Tales program. This is a quarterly program that highlights different countries and highlights their unique culture, foods, and history. Members participate in support of the craft events.

Readers Are Leaders is a program partially funded by the club to support free “high interest” books to students in Coldwater elementary schools.

Schools of Hope is a reading buddy program where tutors are matched to individual students that are below reading level. As a key part of the program, the funds are provided for books for the summer reading program. This is a partnership with the United Way of Branch County, The Great Start Collaborative, Coldwater Community Schools, and the Kiwanis Club of Coldwater.

Barracuda Swim Club is supported with funds to aid children unable to fund the cost of participating in the activities.