About Key Club International

We provide our members with opportunities to serve, build character, and develop leadership.
Key Club members around the world are learning how to lead and stand for what’s right through service and volunteerism. In partnership with their local Kiwanis club, high school students are making a positive impact as they serve others in their schools and communities.

Our Mission Statement

Key Club is an international, student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.

Core Values

  • Leadership: Leadership is grounded in humility and service to others. A true leader listens, recognizes, and empowers.
  • Character building: Character is built by everyday acts of kindness, integrity, and teamwork to grow stronger relationships and communities.
  • Caring: Compassion for others is a cornerstone of the Key Club experience, inspiring action, and service to one’s community.
  • Inclusiveness: We welcome people of all backgrounds and ethnicities to join in serving and making a positive difference in our world.


I pledge, on my honor,
to uphold the Objects of Key Club International;
to build my home, school, and community;
to serve my nation and world;
and combat all forces which tend to undermine these institutions.

Objectives of Key Club International

Key Club aims to cooperate with school principals and teachers to provide high school students with invaluable experience in living and working together and to prepare them for useful citizenship. Our members develop initiative and leadership skills by serving their schools and communities.

In doing so, we hope to promote and accept the following ideals:

  • To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to the material values of life.
  • To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
  • To promote the adoption and application of higher standards in scholarship, sportsmanship, and social contacts.
  • To develop, by precept and example, more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
  • To provide a practical means to form enduring friendships, render unselfish service, and build better communities.
  • To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which makes possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.

Source: https://www.keyclub.org/about/