Our Passion: Serving Children
Our service to the children of the world starts in our hometown!
SERVICE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS
The Kiwanis Club of Mansfield sponsors the following service leadership programs:
Mansfield High School Key Club
Summit High School Key Club
Frontier High School Key Club
Lake Ridge High School Key Club
Mary Orr Intermediate School Builders Club
Through its Service Leadership Programs, Kiwanis teaches young leaders new ways to change the world by serving one child and one community at a time. Service Leadership is the next step beyond service learning. Once a young person fully understands the concept of learning by helping others, he or she begins to grow personally as a leader.
FEED THE KIDS FOR SUMMER PROGRAM
In 2006 Common Ground created a way to help feed children during the summer that relied on the Federal free or reduced lunch program during the school year by creating the Feed the Kids Program.
Money for this program was in very short supply until The Kiwanis Club of Mansfield heard about the efforts of Common Ground and joined forces to meet the needs of these children. The following year The Mansfield Kiwanis provided substantial financial resources, volunteers and bags to support the Feed the Kids Program.
The number of children served has increased more than four fold since its inception. The Mansfield Kiwanis continue to support the Feed the Kids for Summer Program. Club Member Phil Stover is a Co-Chair of this program.
Nothing is more important than the well-being of those we serve. To help Kiwanians protect youth, Kiwanis International has opened a hotline to report a troubling incident involving a youth and/or club member. The hotline is available in two ways:
Phone: 1-800-KIWANIS, ext. 298
During the convention in Chiba, Japan, the Kiwanis International Board of Trustees approved the addition of Section 9 to Article VIII of the organization’s bylaws—providing direction to clubs regarding “depraved or unacceptable behavior in relation to youth or children.” One new requirement was for a Kiwanis club to report such behavior, and such a club member, to the proper authorities and to Kiwanis International.
With the new hotline, Kiwanis is helping ensure that members have a way to do so promptly. What kinds of behavior should be reported?
Documented and confirmed inappropriate touching
Documented and confirmed inappropriate sexual or bullying conversations
Documented and confirmed behavior that would be considered contributing to the delinquency of a minor (such as alcohol or drugs)
A felony conviction involving children or youth