Friday, September 22, 2023 at 4:00 PM CDT
Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 11:00 AM CDT

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Rock Springs 4-H Center
1168 Highway K157
Junction City, KS 66441

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District Key Leader Administrator, David Becker dlbecker25@gmail.com 785-269-7434


Kansas District of Kiwanis International    785-472-4936

Cynthia Bender, District Secretary


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Kansas Kiwanis Key Leader 2023 

What is Key Leader?

Key Leader is a weekend program focused on encouraging high school students to explore what it means to be a servant leader. The Key Leader program is built on five essential principles. These principles reflect our mission to inspire young people to achieve their personal best through service leadership:

Personal Integrity: Doing the right thing
Personal Growth: Developing in mind, body, and spirit
Respect: Showing consideration for self, others, and property
Building Community: Developing relationships to achieve positive goals
Pursuit of Excellence: Expecting and achieving the best

Check out previous years activities on the Kansas Key Leader FB Page 
(You may see someone you know)

Invite a friend to attend - Send them an event flyer!

Curious on what you might do during Key Leader? Here is a sample agenda

Finding Funding

Finding funding to attend Key Leader sounds like a tough job. It is NOT!

First, try to contact your local Kiwanis club and ask for $250.00  if you are a member of the Kiwanis Family or $225.00 if you are not a member of the Kiwanis Family. In case the Kiwanis club questions sponsorship of a student, be prepared to offer Key Leader background about the program or have the club contact one of the contacts listed on this page. They will be more than willing to assit in getting your experience funded.
Of course, you can be sponsored by your Church, School, Club, or Organization that chooses to do so.   

Our goal is to find a way to get any student interested to experience Key Leader!  We are here to help!


You will need the following information to register: 

Contact information for the student participant, including phone, email and USPS address;
Contact information for the sponsor (if there appropriate);
Information which Kiwanis Club is sponsoring you (if appropriate);
Most important, your emergency contact (phone number, name, relationship).

(For your convenience, we have a checklist for you to use to gather your information on)

In addition, we're going to ask you a few more questions, like are you a a member of Key Club or a Builders Club, what size of t-shirt do you want, and what, if any, types of food should you aviod.

OK? Got all that?  Well, click the button and let's get going!

Each Student Participant must complete the following documents (and have them signed by a Parent or Legal Guardian) before they may participate in Key Leader.

Key Leader Medical Release Form  
Youth Health Participation Form 
Community Values Agreement  

Completed (and signed forms) may be send to the District Key Leader Administrator, David Becker dlbecker25@gmail.com

Additional Information Forms:
Packing List
Sample agenda

Student Facilitators - $175.00

If you are interested in saving a little on the cost of Key Leader and are interested in facilitating small groups in discussions and activities, you can apply to be a Student Facilitator.
Student facilitators must be committed to leading a group of 8-10 peers throughout the weekend. 
Those that have previously attended and/or are in the 11th or 12th grade will be considered first.

NOTE: You must be at the camp by 2pm for student facilitator training.

Student Facilitators must complete this form and email it back to the District Key Leader Administrator, David Becker, e-mail -  dlbecker25@gmail.com for review. You will be contacted about your interest in becoming a student facilitator.

Kiwanians and Chaperones
Chaperons and Kiwanians bring something else to the program event that is of great value.  They bring that previous experience and desire to "participate".  They are the ones who recognize those students need a little encouragement or nudge.  They are the ones who help create the value added experience to the event for both students, new chaperones, and veterans.  
Chaperones are asked for a $100 donation which is not a requirement but can help to ensure that our Key Leader program is adequately funded now and in the future.

Each Chaperone must complete an Adult Health Participation Form  
ALL Chaperones are REQUIRED to have an approved Kiwanis Background check completed prior to participating in the Key event.

Register Now! 

All attendees must register and all must pay the appropriate registration fee to attend. 

Please read and follow the registration and payment instructions listed below and on the registration form.

The prefered method for registration is online registration by clicking on the "Register Now!" button above. You may register online without paying online.

Select the pay by check option and then send your check to the District Office at the address listed below. (there is no need to send in a copy of your registration if you complete the registration process)

To pay online, check the "Pay with PayPal or Credit Card" option and click on the "Continue" button at the bottom of the page where you will be directed to PayPal. You can then pay with your own PayPal account if you have one or pay with a credit card by clicking on the "Don't Have a PayPal Account?" button under the PayPal account sign-in. You will then be taken to another screen where you can enter your credit card information. Be sure to enter your name and address exactly as it appears on your debit or credit card account.

If paying by check, check the "Pay by Check" option and send your check payable to the Kansas District of Kiwanis International for the amount  shown to the:

Kansas District of Kiwanis International
c/o Cynthia Bender, District Secretary                                                                                                                 902 Prospect                                                                                                                                            Ellsworth, KS  67439

When paying by check, please make sure the check is postmarked by September 22, 2023.

NO REFUNDS AFTER September 13, 2023!

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