Erika's Lighthouse is a non-profit organization that is working to break the stigma around mental health. Their efforts of educating and raising awareness about mental illnesses such as adolescent depression are fortified by their values of positivity, trust, and integrity. As strategic partners, we have had many collaborative projects, including the GIVE Voice campaign.
Founded by Sal Khan, Schoolhouse.world is a platform that allows peer-to-peer tutoring. During the COVID-19 lockdown, the need for personalized help has been made apparent. Schoolhouse.world works to reinforce learning and build confidence as students receive free tutoring and may go on to help others. Take part in the Schoolhouse Tutor-a-Thon with this link!
As the world's largest youth water organization, the Thirst Project is working to END the global water crisis. Across the United States they inform high school and college students of how they can be proponents of social change. The movement builds freshwater wells in developing nations. To bring awareness of the lack of clean water, we had partnered for the Key Club Walks movement to highlight the everyday struggles of impoverished communities.
UNICEF and Key Club have been partners for years. To support UNICEF's mission this year, we have a new project! Start Strong: Zambia raises funds to build schools and purchase educational materials for children in Zambia.
Our newest partner is Collegewise, a highly regarded private college admissions. Their mission is to provide families with quality information and empower students to take responsibility. Collegewise equips students with the tools to succeed, such as counseling programs, tutoring, test preparation, and a knowledge bank.
The Global Leadership Certificate is a program to help Key Club members gain the skills they need to improve the world. Through 39 self-paced courses ranging from topics like strategic vs. tactical leadership to self-awareness, members will learn how to be change makers and will stand out as college applicants.
The Youth Opportunities Fund is a Kiwanis grant Key Clubs can apply for to help kickstart their service project. The grant ranges from $250 to $2000, and there are two application cycles: one due October 15th and one due March 1st. There are many resources to help clubs fill out the grant, such as budget templates and community needs assessments.
To learn more about our Preferred Charities and Vision Partners, visit Key Club International's webpage that details each organization!