Kiwanis Club of Louisville, Kentucky

Chartered in 1916


Youth Programs

Kiwanis International is a "family" of organizations that focuses on teaching young children about the responsibilities of good citizenship, community service and building future leaders.

Our sponsored youth groups independently initiate service projects and community service activities throughout the school year. Our club works through an adviser in each youth organization to coordinate our participation with their activities or to have them work with us on major service programs and fund raisers.

The Kiwanis Club of Louisville sponsors the following youth clubs:

Builders Club:

  • Noe Middle School

Terrific Kids:

  • Gilmore Lane Elementary School
  • Jeffersontown Elementary School

Key Club:

  • du Pont Manual High School
  • Southern High School
  • Walden School

We are so proud of our youth groups and their accomplishments which make our community a much better place to live.

To find out more about the activities of our youth groups, contact the current club liaison as listed below:

Gilmore Lane Elementary Schoo Jim Oetken
Jeffersontown Elementary School President, Besty Holton
du Pont Manual High School Steve Imhoff
Southern High School Jeff Smith
Walden School Mike Nantz





Civic/ Philanthropic Support

The Kiwanis Club of Louisville also supports the following organizations with our gifts of time, talent, and treasure:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana
  • Down Syndrome of Louisville
  • Heuser Hearing & Language Academy
  • Jefferson County 4-H Council
  • Louisville Deaf Oral School Foundation
  • Louisville Regional Science & Engineering Fair
  • Ministries United of South Central Louisville (MUSCL)
  • National Safe Place
  • Pitt Academy
  • Salvation Army - Louisville Command
  • Volunteers of America
  • Wayside Christian Mission
  • YMCA of Greater Louisville
  • YMCA Black Achievers Program

The annual impact from the Kiwanis Club of Louisville, and our members totals over $90,000, and 1,000 hours of service to these, and many other organizations in our local community.