Our service

Youth Programs

Kiwanis International is a “family” of organizations that focuses on teaching young children about the responsibilities of good citizenship, community service and building future leaders.

The Kiwanis Club of Chelsea sponsors several youth groups:

Chelsea High School Key Club

• Chelsea Area Boy Scout Packs & Troops

• Chelsea Area Girl Scout Troops KeyClub

Dexter High School Key Club

Manchester High School Key Club

Manchester Middle School Builders Club

Manchester Elementary School K Kids Club

Our sponsored youth groups independently initiate service projects and community service activities throughout the school year. Our Chelsea club works through an adviser in each youth organization to coordinate our participation with their activities or to have them work with us on major service programs and fund raisers.

We are so proud of our youth groups and their accomplishments which make our community a much better place to live. The activities listed below are a small portion of the many projects they are involved in: 

  • Raking leaves for seniors
  • Staffing games & crafts at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital’s Breakfast with Santa
  • Neighborhood Christmas carolling
  • Putting on the annual Easter Egg Hunt
  • Collecting unused shampoo from area hotels to donate to Faith in Action for the needy

To find out more about the activities of our youth groups, contact the current club liaison as listed below:

Chelsea Area Boy Scout Packs & TroupsClub board members
Chelsea Area Girl Scout TroupsClub board members
Chelsea High School Key ClubBob Milbrodt
Dexter High School Key ClubJoe Scheuring
 Manchester High School Key Club Wendy Arntson
Manchester Middle School Builders Club Wendy Arntson
Manchester Elementary School K Kids ClubMarge Swan

Club Projects

Our Kiwanis club participates in a variety of projects throughout the year that involve fundraising, community service, and assisting children locally and worldwide.  Additionally, we have speakers at our weekly meetings to explore topics of interest to the membership. We engage in a number of social activities to share experiences, talents and our collective interests. All represent great opportunities for service, friendships and personal growith

Below are the projects and activities in which we are currently involved:

  • Chelsea Kid’s Community Halloween Party
  • Chelsea Parent Teacher Organization
  • Bring Up Grades Program
  • Bulldog Jog apple slices
  • Raking leaves for senior citizens
  • St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital’s Breakfast with Santa
  • Scout Recognition Night
  • Farmer’s Recognition Night
  • Service Leadership Night for Kiwanis family clubs
  • First Responders Recognition Night
  • Community Easter Egg Hunt
  • Cooper’s Fun Run finish line cheering
  • Adopt a Highway
  • Cooper’s Fun Run
  • Heart & Sole Run/Walk

Sponsorships & Grants

  • Chelsea School District Preschool Scholarships
  • Pumpkins for hospitalized children to decorate
  • Safety Town Bike Helmets
  • Preemie Pals – quilts for newborns
  • School teachers for hospitalized children
  • Ele’s Place – support for grieving families
  • Chelsea High School Principal’s Discretionary Fund
  • Kiwanis Children’s Fund – national and international projects
  • SRSLY substance abuse prevention program
  • American Legion Boys and Girls State Attendees
  • Kiwanis Key Leader Attendees
  • Chelsea High School graduating seniors
  • St. Louis Center Aktion Club
  • Chelsea Athletic, Band, Choir, and Orchestra Boosters
  • Dawn Farm substance abuse treatment
  • Ballet Chelsea
  • Chelsea Senior Center Intergenerational Garden
  • Cooper’s Fun Run
  • Chelsea District Library Summer Reading Program
  • Chelsea High School Gettysburg Field Trip
  • Faith in Action
  • Michigan State Police Kiwanis Career Academy
  • Chelsea Community Fair
  • Chelsea Sounds & Sights Festival
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