Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school students (ages 12 to 14), and is student led. Community-based Builders Clubs also may be established at community facilities such as churches and libraries.
- 35,000 members worldwide
- 1,500 clubs in five countries
- Structured on the local level but supported by the Kiwanis International office
Builders Club, with more than 46,000 adolescent members, provides students with opportunities to develop leadership, improve self-esteem, increase civic engagement and learn life skills through service. As students maneuver this “in-between stage” of life, Builders Club empowers them to be themselves, work together with friends and implement plans through action. Through Builders Club, students become leaders at school, in their community and in the world.
Builders Club is a “student-led” community service organization that operates under school regulations and draws its members from the student body. Community-based Builders Clubs also can be established at churches, libraries, YMCAs, lodges or similar facilities. A Kiwanis club, composed of like-minded, service-oriented people from the community, serves as the club’s sponsor.