Fort Myers Kiwanis

Volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.


Key Club

Key Clubs are designed to teach high school kids about the value of community service and to focus them on the positives surrounding them. Key Clubs get kids involved with many community service activities. Many Key Clubbers go on to leadership positions in the Key Club organization and assume leadership positions in other organizations and communities later in life. Typically, we donate about $1,000 to support our Key Club at Fort Myers High School.


The largest service organization for middle school and junior high students, with more than 45,000 members worldwide. Members learn to work together and develop servant-leaders skills as they serve their school and community. In partnership with UNICEF and March of Dimes, the clubs are able to expand their outreach to babies and children of the world.
We sponsor the K-Kids Club at:
  • Edgewood Elementary

Bring Up Grades (BUG)

A program designed to provide recognition to students who raise their grades into an acceptable range and maintain or continue to raise them from one grading period to the next. Recognition includes being placed on the school’s BUG Honor Roll; a pizza, ice cream or other food-themed party; and presentation of certificates and buttons.
We sponsor a BUG program at
  • Edgewood Elementary


The Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science and Inventors Fair has been a tradition at Fort Myers Kiwanis for almostT 60 years. The club volunteers their time and energies, providing judges and volunteers at the annual event and mans a stand selling items and raffle tickets as a fund raiser. We donate ove $15,000 to help pay the travel expenses for winners who go on to compete at state. national and international levels.


With The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year


Fort Myers Kiwanis Club members read a book to kindergarten kids at Edgewood Elementary Academy monthly during the school year and every child gets a copy of the book that was read with their name printed inside.


Fort Myers Kiwanis Club launched World Atlas Project in Lee County to help young children in elementary schools improve their understanding and knowledge of world geography and cultures. After 2 years of planning and co-ordination, Edgewood Elementary Academy in east Fort Myers was selected in 2008 as the first school to receive atlases. Former Superintendant Jim Browder inaugurated the Lee County World Atlas project.
The project provides each 4th grade student an atlas to keep as reference book. Children are presented a World Atlas at a special ceremony organized by the principal of the school. Kiwanis Club members attend, distribute and participate in an interactive manner with children. With the help of other sponsoring Kiwanis clubs, we have now spread the program to 6 Lee County schools and are working on more.
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