PARSIPPANY — Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President Frank Cahill is proud to announce the documents have been inked to charter a new K-Kids Club at Intervale Elementary School.
K-Kids, is a student-led service club for students in elementary/primary school. K-Kids was originally developed by, and is modeled after, Kiwanis International, a global network of men and women devoted to serving the children of the world. The stated purpose of K-Kids is to develop leadership through service to the school and community.
The documents were submitted to Kiwanis International Service Leadership Program Chartering in Indianapolis, Indiana. The official charter certificate and materials will be processed during the school summer vacation, and the Intervale K-Kids will start in the 2018-2019 school year.
Cindy Lam, a Parsippany Hill High School Key Club member and 2018-2019 Lieutenant Governor At-Large, New Jersey District of Key Club International was instrumental in finalizing the arrangements with Intervale School Principal Christopher Waack.
Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Sponsored Youth Board of Director Ron Orthwein said “This is the tenth K-Kids Club to be chartered by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany. We also sponsor two Key Clubs and two Builders Clubs and we now have a club in every school in the Parsippany Troy Hills School District, 14 in all. We also recently sponsored a Circle K Club at Seton Hall University. We also continue to support the Aktion Club of Morris County.”
Intervale Elementary School was the only school in Parsippany that wasn’t involved with Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany.
Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany currently supports nine K-Kids clubs: Lake Parsippany Elementary School; Eastlake Elementary School: Mt. Tabor Elementary School; Littleton Elementary School, Lake Hiawatha Elementary School, Troy Hills Elementary School, Northvail Elementary School, Knollwood School and Rockaway Meadow Elementary School, two builders clubs, Central Middle School and Brooklawn Middle School; two Key Clubs, Parsippany Hills High School and Parsippany High School and one Aktion Club.
They also raise funds and donates to the Parsippany Food Pantry, Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library, Parsippany PAL Youth Center, Parsippany High School Scholarship Program, Parsippany Hills High School Scholarship Program, Parsippany Child Day Center, Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey, Camp Nejeda, NJ Sharing Network, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Parsippany, Parsippany Project Graduation, Jersey Battered Women’s Services, Family Promise of Morris County, Parsippany Little League West, Parsippany Little League East to name a few.