Lincoln Kiwanis currently sponsors a 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 $1,500 to support our Key Clubs at Lincoln High School.
Our Club supports BUG -Bring Up Grades
Bring Up Grades (BUG) is the academic achievement component of Kiwanis Kids. BUG is a program designed to recognize students who raise their grades, or maintain good grades, from one grading period to the next.
Past Lincoln Mayor and Lincoln Kiwanis Club Secretary, Kent Nakata, is shown with three students at the First Street School participating in the Bring Up Grades (BUG) Program. This program is designed to provide recognition to students who raise their grades to an acceptable range, and maintain or continue to raise them from one grading period to the next. The teacher establishes a base line grade for each student during the first grading period. Students are honored each grading period thereafter if they maintain their grades and raise one grade. Program Chair, Maggie Smith, reports so far that one student has succeeded and another one is close. Kiwanis mentors are; Kent Nakata, Maggie Smith, Jennifer Jensen, Donna Judah, Jim Berry, Gale Hall, Michael Storz, and Melody Quenzer. Special kudos to Donna and Jim who always come through when there is a last minute crisis. More volunteers are needed.