The Minneapolis Downtown Kiwanis Club with the support of the Minneapolis Kiwanis Foundation provided grants to 19 non-profits who help children in Minneapolis. The 2016 recipients are Athletes Committed to Educating Students, College Possible, Cycles for Change, Dunwoody College of Technology, Free Arts Minnesota, Global Advantage (De LaSalle High School), Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, Kinship of Greater Minneapolis, National Fathering Ministry, NA-WAY-EE Center School, Northern Star Council - Boy Scouts of America, Plymouth Christian Youth Center, St. Joe's Home for Children (Catholic Charities), Southside Family Nurturing Center, Think Small, Urban Ventures, Vision Loss Resources, Volunteers of American, and Youth Performance Company.
Kiwanis Club members will serve as e-mentors to youth in the ACES (Athletes Committed to Educating Students) after school programs, e-mailing with the student once per week. Mentors will help them practice appropriate communication, grammar, and, as a professional, provide a life-long example of what is achievable beyond graduation! This year, ACES students will compete in a fantasy basketball league within their class. As an e-mentor, Kiwanians will work to help them compute math problems, and correspond about the results.
Valentines for Veterans
Key Club members continued the club tradition of creating valentines for Veterans in the Minneapolis Veteran's Home.
November 23, 2016
RHS Key Club Members planned and coordinated volunteers from Roosevelt High School to volunteer at Feed My Starving Children on their first day of Thanksgiving break (Wednesday before).
October 31, 2015
On Halloween, Club members trick-or-treated for UNICEF to conclude their month long campaign to raise money for the Eliminate Project to eliminate Maternal Neonatal Teatnus worldwide.
August 28, 2015
When the school's stadium became littered after students ate lunch on the bleachers due to construction on the school's cafeteria, Key Club students took to action recruiting fellow students to clean up the Stadium and surrounding areas in anticpation of hosting a Home Football Game that evening.
August 19, 2015
Club members and Roosevelt High School Key Club Students Cleaned the Art Room at Saint Joseph Home for Children in anticipation of the upcoming school year.
May 19, 2015
The Minneapolis Downtown Kiwanis Club hosted their annual Scholarship Luncheon giving away 10 $2000 scholarships to seniors at Minneapolis Schools.
May 3, 2015
Club member Elizabeth Odette volunteered at Urban Ventures' CityKid Farms right on the Greenway in Minneapolis Sunday, May 3. Pictured with Urban Ventures Volunteer Coordinator Joe Houlihan.
Apr. 21, 2015
The Minneapolis Downtown Kiwanis with the Minneapolis Kiwanis Foundation awarded approximately $40,000 in grants to a diverse group of 19 organizations with the common theme of working hard to improve the lives of kids in Minneapolis (and beyond): A.C.E.S., College Possible, Cycles for Change, Dunwoody College, Free Arts Minnesota, Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, Jabbok Foundation, Kinship of Greater Minneapolis, NA-WAY-EE Center School, National Fathering Ministry, Northern Star Council of Boy Scouts, Plymouth Christian Youth Center, St. Joe's Home for Children (Catholic Charities), Southside Family Nurturing Center, Think Small, Urban Ventures, Vision Loss Resources, Volunteers for America, and Youth Performance Company.
March 28, 2015
Minneapolis Downtown Kiwanis, University of Minnesota Circle-K and Roosevelt High School Key Club participated in the Region 7 Kiwanis One Day event at Bridging Inc. joining with 130 Kiwanians and guests to build 85 dressers for those in need.