Kiwanis Club of Tampa

Terrific Kids

The Kiwanis Club of Tampa supports the Terrific Kids program, which promotes character development, self-esteem and perseverance. Students in elementary schools work with their teachers to establish goals to improve behavior, peer relationships, attendance or schoolwork and to reach their goal during a specific time. Students that meet their goals are considered Terrific (Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable).

Our club sponsors the program in seven elementary schools: Dunbar, Foster, Clair-Mel, Just, B.T. Washington, Lockhart Magnet and Edison. The program rewards character development and is very popular with guidance counselors. Once a month, students who meet their goals get recognized as Terrific Kids. Our club provides banners, bumper stickers, Kiwanis stickers, cups and pencils, and a member speaks to the kids and parents and hands out the awards.

A member of our Kiwanis family, Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school and junior high students (ages 12-14), with more than 40,000 members worldwide. Builders Club is a “student-led” community service organization, which operates under school regulations, that gives kids the chance to start developing leadership skills by making a difference locally.

The Kiwanis Club of Tampa supports a Builders Club at Buchanan Middle School and Christ the King School. Our members attend Builders Club meetings, help students with their service projects and partner with Builders Club members on Kiwanis Club projects.

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