Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Serving the Children of the World
Lynn Aas celebrates 55 years with Kiwanis!
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Kiwanis members gave fellow member, Lynn Aas, a standing ovation at their May...

Kiwanis Donates Books to Longfellow Elementary
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Kiwanis enjoys a great speaker every week, and that speaker goes home with a...

Kiwanis Holiday Activities
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December 5, we'll be singing a different song.....and we'll be out of...

Pancake Day 2014
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Kiwanis Club of Minot's annual Pancake Day was a big success! The biggest...

Great August Programs Continue
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Kiwanis Club of Minot started the month of August with presentations from April...


Companions for Children

This local non-profit matches volunteer mentors with youth between the ages of 6 and 18 who live with a single parent or non-biological parent home to spend time together for several hours every week. Donations support the program, and as a way of saying thanks for continued support, children are encouraged to participate in different events such as service learning projects throughout the year. An example project is sponsoring a booth at Edison School’s Child Abuse Prevention Month Fair: Last year’s donations provided cupcakes and blue slime for the kids while providing information about the program to parents.

Minot Area Council for the Arts

Kiwanis donations support the Minot Area Council of the Art’s education program “Artists in the Schools”. The program provides about 4,000 students annually with specialized arts experiences. Local working artists assist children in experiencing firsthand a wide range of artistic such as clay, dance, printmaking, Ukranian eggs and other traditional arts, watercolor, poetry, drama, music and more! Programs integrate with core curriculum in schools.

Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Field trips are a part of many children's programs at the Domestic Violence Crisis Center and are used to provide children who have been exposed to domestic violence with a sense of routine and stability. Kiwanis’ donations of passes to Roosevelt Park Swimming Pool and Roosevelt Park Zoo help expose children to new things and help them to see familiar things in new ways.

Boy Scouts

Over 900 Minot area youth are being served by the Boy Scouts of America with the help of 350 adult volunteers in the Northern Lights Council. Donations to Boy Scouts stay at the local level to go toward building the program through building new Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, or recruiting new Cub Scouts into existing Packs. Donations also fund trainings for adult volunteers to provide the best programs to youth. Even speaking programs, Cub-Scout Day Camps, Boy Scout Camporees, or District-wide pinewood derbies are helped out by donation, too.

Teen Drug Court

Minot’s Juvenile Drug Court Program helps juveniles with abuse or addiction diagnosis by maintaining them in the community instead of placing them in a facility. Participants attend court weekly along with their parents or guardians who work to encourage and support their positive behavior with the help of incentives, which donations help purchase. Incentives can range from pop or candy to gift cards to various businesses in the community.

Community Action Partnership

This program has been providing support to low income individuals and families throughout the seven counties of Bottineau, Burke, Mountrail, McHenry, Renville, Ward and Pearce since 1975. Federal funds support specific programs, and donations make extras possible. Kiwanis donations in the past few years have been able to make Christmas a bit brighter for between 70 and 90 area families with a Christmas Turkey meal.

Junior Achievement

This Minot Area Chamber of Commerce program teaches K-6 graders all about the free enterprise system. Volunteers from area businesses are on the front lines teaching the kids. Kiwanis donations help purchase the materials for volunteers to use as tools to teach students – about 3,000 students in 160 classrooms in both public and private schools.

International Music Camp

The International Music Camp Summer School of Fine Arts offers study of music, art, theater and dance for children and adults alike. Students gain concentrated knowledge in their particular area of interest and have the opportunity to work and play with their peers in a challenging and relaxed setting, while forming friendships to last a lifetime. Donations help support a staff of 150 artist-teachers, internationally noted guest conductors and outstanding clinicians from the United States, Canada and Europe provide instruction to students from around the world.

Roosevelt Park Zoo

Kiwanis is proud to sponsor a park bench in the Roosevelt Park Zoo's kids petting zoo. The Souris River Flood of 2011 hit the zoo directly and park benches were just one item of many that needed to be replaced or rebuilt. New benches are made out of recycled materials and are virtually maintenance free. This is one step in getting the zoo back as a favorite attraction of locals and tourists alike.