Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
South Lansing, Michigan
Serving the Children of the World

Builders Club at Gardner Academy

Builders Club is a student-lead Kiwanis organization in the middle and junior high schools that provides members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership. It focuses on Character Building (the ability to do the right thing, even when it might be the unpopular choice); Leadership (the ability to listen, communicate, serve and guide others); Inclusiveness (accepting and welcoming differences in other people); and Caring (the act of being concerned about or interested in other people or situations).

The Builders Club Pledge: "I pledge on my honor to uphold the objects of Builders Club. To better my school, my community, my nation, and myself. To aid those in need while enhancing leadership capabilities, and to encourage the fellowship of all mankind."

Ringing the Bell

Once again this year, club members rang the bell for the Salvation Army. We were joined by students from Gardner Academy's Builders Club. Kiwanis partners with the Salvation Army at the International level, and Kiwanians give time, money, and items to the Army all year round. Christmas is a special time for the Salvation Army, and we are grateful that we can help in this significant way.