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What is the K-Fam?

Updated: Nov 27, 2023

Written by: Brandon Denson, LTG of Division 10

The term K-Fam (Kiwanis Family) refers to the 6 branches of Kiwanis. They are as follow: K-Kids, Builders Club, Key Club, Circle K, Aktion Club, and Kiwanis. Each of these branches targets a different demographic and each level enhances the next.


As the largest service organization for elementary school students, K-Kids helps to develop a passion for service, a desire to lead, and an opportunity to engage and collaborate with others to better schools and communities. K-Kids is the first level in K-fam, meaning that this is the first opportunity to join a service organization and begin to make a difference.

Builders Club

As the next stage in K-Fam, Builders Club targets both middle school and junior high students. Builders club aims to help develop members’ self awareness as they’re developing a passion for service and a desire to lead. With a vision to give all students the opportunity to be caring, empathetic, inclusive and skilled service leaders. Builders Club helps members develop their own identity.

Key Club

Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high schoolers, with members aiming to make the world a better place through service. Through Key Club, members will grow as both individuals and leaders by answering the call to lead, summoning the courage to engage and developing the heart to serve. Key Club boasts over 250,000 members throughout 40 countries. Whether on the International or District level Key Club members have the opportunity to influence change to help the betterment of their communities.

Circle K International

CKI (Circle K International) empowers college students, through service to local and global communities. In CKI, you’ll work with other passionate students to develop leadership skills and make lifelong friendships. As the largest collegiate student-led service organization, CKI hosts thousands of members throughout 5 countries. CKI members help to develop Key Club International members, to help them to become the best possible leaders.


Kiwanis is a collection of like-minded volunteers who aim to improve the world one chid and one community at a time. Kiwanis members are locally involved in their community and love to change children's lives for the better. Working with the branches of K-Fam over 7 million service hours have been performed each year. K-Fam was designed to give people the opportunity to serve and become the best they can be.

Aktion Club

Hosting more than 12,000 members, Aktion Club is the only service club dedicated to adults with disabilities. Unlike the previous clubs, which are all schoolwide, Aktion Club can be established in a multitude of ways including churches, libraries, etc. Their motto is where development has no disability.

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