Key Leader teaches high school students what it means to be a youth leader in three different communities: the local community; the state and national community; and the global community.
Our mission is to provide a life-changing experience that inspires young people to achieve their personal best through Service Leadership.
Management and administration of Key Leader is changing.  Local committees continue to organize the events—market and recruit and train volunteers.  As of January 2018 local Kiwanis clubs contract the program from Kiwanis International and directly with the camps.
 Key Leader Santa Barbara (moving from 2022 location of Forest Home in Ojai) is scheduled for May 5 to May 7, 2023 in Santa Barbara.  The Kiwanis Education Foundation offers Key Leader Santa Barbara.  Contact Roy Talley.  [photo from spring 2017].
We are exploring support interest and support for Key Leader in the Yucaipa area.  Please ask how you can help!  Contact Jeff Litel. [photo from Fall 2016].
Contact Carole Farris to see you you can help bring Key Leader back in Oakhurst.   Donations can be sent to Kiwanis Division 18 Foundation, PO Box 6553, Visalia, CA 93290.  Contact Carole Farris. [photo from spring 2017.]
Key Leader Cedar Glen event October 20-22, 2023 is complete.  , offered by the Kiwanis Youth Development and Support Club (KYDS) of San Diego Foundation   Contact Geoff Tobias.  [Photo from October 2017]
Donations can be made to Kiwanis Club of Windsor Foundation and sent to PO Box 1178, Windsor, CA 95492.  Please include note that donation is for “Key Leader.”  Contact Rich Fuller. [Photo from spring 2017]
Key Leader Camp Jones Gulch November 17-19, 2023 is complete.   Registration site will be announced. Contact Russ Williams. [photo from November 2017] 
Service Leadership--Integrity, Growth, Respect, Community, and Excellence
WHO? Key Leader is designed to open doors to all student leaders and those with leadership potential. The main focus is to serve students from 14 to 17 years of age.
WHAT? The program focuses on Service Leadership. A Key Leader will learn the most important lesson of leadership: Leadership comes from helping others succeed.
Key Leader is designed… … to teach what it means to be a youth leader in three different communities: the local community; the state / national community; and the global community.
How Do I Register? Click on the registration button for the event you are interested in.  If registration is not yet open contact the site coordinator. Students and adults attending a Key Leader weekend complete a form with basic information. Payment must be made prior to the event.  Contact Site Coordinator for more information.