About Builders Club

Competent, capable, caring leaders!


Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school and junior high students, with more than 26,500 members worldwide.

Members learn to work together and develop servant-leaders skills as they serve their school and community. In partnership with UNICEF and March of Dimes, the clubs are able to expand their outreach to babies and children of the world.

The first Builders Club was chartered in 1975. Today, there are more than 1,100 clubs in 21 countries.

Builders Club is a student-led community service organization that operates under school regulations and draws its members from the student body. Community-based Builders Clubs can also be established at churches, libraries, Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs, lodges or similar facilities. A Kiwanis club, composed of like-minded, service-oriented people from the community, serves as the club’s sponsor.

Builders Club is structured on the local club level but is supported by the Kiwanis International Office in Indianapolis, Indiana, which provides guidelines, programs, educational resources and club recognition opportunities.



Building Leaders


To foster caring, empathy and good character in students. To develop students’ service and leadership skills. To provide opportunities for students to learn, engage, serve and lead to benefit school, community and world.


To give all students the opportunity to be caring, empathetic, inclusive and skilled service leaders.


Builders Club is a global student-led organization that provides members with learning and experiences to build character, contribute through service and develop leadership.


LEARNING: Acquiring skills and knowledge to develop self-awareness and service leadership over time. INCLUSION: Accepting and welcoming the differences and perspectives of others.

Values (continued)

COMMON GOOD: Committing to making the school and community better for all. SERVICE: Turning empathy into action that betters the community or the lives of others LEADERSHIP: Listening, communicating, serving and guiding others effectively.


"I pledge on my honor to uphold the Objects of Builders Club. To better my school, my community, my world and myself. To aid those in need while enhancing leadership capabilities and to encourage the fellowship of all. "

Service Leadership Model

Preparing people for service leadership is the primary goal of Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs. The Builders Club experience prepares young people to become the most skilled and engaged members of their communities - now and in the future. All clubs shuld strive to achieve the service leadership model.