With civic engagement being such an important part of community building at York Prep, starting the school’s very own Key Club chapter makes perfect sense. This fall, thanks to the hardwork of Upper School Dean Ms. Heather Marshall, York Prep students looking to serve the community will have the chance to do so among their and peers by becoming the very first members of York Prep’s Key Club. Like other school clubs, York’s chapter of the Key Club is intended to be a student led organization, it’s mission being to offer members “opportunities to serve the school and the wider community, to build character and develop and exercise leadership.”
The vision behind the club’s creation had been to “develop competent, capable, and caring leaders through the vehicle of service.” Projects the Key Club will likely participate in may range from collecting winter coats for needy children to hosting a dance marathon but will ultimately be decided by the members themselves. As a part of the larger international organization, York’s Key Club members could ultimately become leaders at the district, divisional or even international level. Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students and as members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities. Key Club has approximately 260,000 members in approximately 5,000 clubs throughout 31 countries. Those interested in learning more about Kiwanis International and Key Club specifically and view their website or speak to Ms. Marshall at the annual clubs and activities fair in October.