About Kiwanis International

Kiwanis is a global organization of members dedicated to serving the children of the world.

Local clubs look out for our communities and the international organization takes on large-scale challenges, such as fighting disease and poverty.

The name “Kiwanis” comes from a Native American term “Nun Keewanis”, which means “I make a noise” and was intended to convey the idea “to make oneself known and to impress”. The Kiwanis International motto is “We Build”.

For more than a century, Kiwanis has created opportunities for children to be curious, safe and healthy regardless of the community in which they live. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things can happen.

Learn more about Kiwanis at www.kiwanis.org.

Here is a quick video from Kiwanis International explaining the purpose and impact of Kiwanis at the global level.