Key Leader is a weekend experiential leadership program for today’s young leaders. This life-changing event focuses on service leadership as the first, and most meaningful leadership-development experience. A Key Leader will learn the most important lesson of leadership—it comes from helping others succeed.
Participants begin by attending a Key Leader event, which is a weekend retreat. Large and small group workshops, discussions and team-building activities take place over the course of the weekend. Students have opportunities to learn leadership skills that will help them to change their schools, communities, and world for the better.
While exploring leadership in a whole new way, participants will make amazing new friends and have experiences they will never forget. Positive, ongoing interaction with other Key Leader graduates offers continuing reinforcement, encouragement and growth of leadership skills.
Since April 2005 Key Leader has served more than 33,000 students at 660 Key Leader events in 40 U.S. states, 7 Canadian provinces, Bahamas, Malaysia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, El Salvador and Singapore. Read what some of these graduates say about the Key Leader experience.
Through the generosity of Kiwanis Foundation of Canada, the cost for students to attend an event in Canada is subsidized by $50 each. Similar subsidies are also provided for camps in the Caribbean. Camp rates have already been reduced by this subsidy. All students attending are sponsored by the generosity of many of the Kiwanis Clubs in our District.
In 2023, the Key Leader Program for the EC&C District is still problematic due to the on-going COVID pandemic. Only 1 site in the Atlantic has decided to offer a camp this spring. The Ontario camps are holding camps this coming October. ICSR Grand River, Brantford is scheduled for Oct. 21-23 and ICSR Big Clear Lake, Arden is scheduled for Oct. 27-29. The Bahamas camp is exploring the possibility of holding a camp this year. Updates will be posted when available.
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