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About Key Club

Key Club History
The first Key Club was created in May 1925 at Sacramento High School in California by the Kiwanis Club of Sacramento. The original concept was to develop a vocational guidance program aimed to combat the problems of student fraternities. From this evolved the idea of a youth service organization for the home, school, and community. The idea slowly spread throughout the United States, and by 1939, Florida had a sufficient number of Key Clubs functioning to hold a state convention and form a district. Other districts followed Florida's lead, and finally in 1943, a national organization was started. Three years later, in 1946, the first club in Canada was formed. Today, Key Club International is a student-led organization existing in 24 nations around the world.

Key Club Pledge
I pledge, on my honor, to uphold the Objects of Key Club International; to build my home, school, and community; to serve my nation and God; and to combat all forces that tend to undermine these institutions.
Objects of Key Club International
- To develop initiative and leadership.
- To provide experience in living and working together.
- To serve the school and the community.
- To cooperate with the school principal.
- To accept and promote the following ideals:
- To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
- To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
- To promote the adoption and application of higher standards in scholarship, sportsmanship, and social contacts.
- To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
- To provide a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render unselfish service, and to build better communities.
- To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which makes possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and good-will.
Key Club Mission Statement
Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership.
Key Club Motto
Caring - Our way of Life
Key Club Vision
To develop competent, capable, and caring leaders through the vehicle of service.
Core Values
The core values of Key Club International are leadership, character building, caring, and inclusiveness.