Project ideas and resources

Young Children: Priority One (YCPO), an ongoing service program of Kiwanis International, addresses the needs of young children. All clubs are encouraged to carry out at least two YCPO projects per calendar year, though many clubs are able to do more—helping children, families, and communities.


Project tips

Before beginning a project:

  • Determine the most relevant and important issues affecting youth in its community.
  • Conduct a community needs analysis and discuss options with club and community leaders.
  • Identify your club’s skill set and how you can make a measurable impact. Projects should strike a nice balance between resources, time, and energy. For example, while some club members can work weekly on a project, others can only devote an afternoon a month. Consider identifying projects that appeal to all your members.
  • Scroll to bottom for project ideas and resources by category

Report your success
Clubs that participate in YCPO projects should report the events on the online Monthly Report form. This helps Kiwanis track and measure service projects, participation, and help improve our programs.

Due to a large reduction in banner patch requests, Kiwanis International is no longer producing banner patches as recognition for this signature project. Thank you for your service to Kiwanis.  


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