Circle K International (CKI) is the premier worldwide collegiate and university community service, leadership development, and friendship organization on more than 550 college and university campuses globally with over 13,000 student members in 17 nations.
CKI is an association of Circle K clubs which are organized and sponsored by a local Kiwanis club on a college or university campus. The work of CKI occurs at the college Circle K club level.
Circle K is a self-governing organization and elects its own officers, conducts its own meetings, and determines its own service activities.
Circle K members focus on making their campuses and communities better places in which to live and work by blending community service and leadership training with the opportunity to meet other college students around the world.
Mission: Circle K International develops college and university students into a global network of responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to service.
Vision: To be the leading global community-service organization on college and university campuses that enriches the world one member, one child and one community at a time.
Motto: Live to Serve, Love to Serve
Circle K focuses on three aspects:
- Service: CK’ers perform service projects that address the needs of their campus and community. Circle K clubs devise, develop, organize, and implement service projects that benefit the campus and the community making them better places in which to live and work. Opportunities to make a positive impact on the world. CKI members love to serve
Project examples include: blood drives, serving food at a homeless shelter, bowling with mentally handicapped children, book drives, highway clean-ups, working with the Boys and Girls clubs, MS walk, teeter-totter marathons, walk-a-thons, etc.
- Leadership Development: Circle K also strives to develop the leadership skills of its members through leadership seminars, training conferences and active participation in the organization. Leadership skills and professional training you can use now and in the future. Circle K is one of the few collegiate organizations that is student-run at all levels – club, district and international.
- Fellowship: Circle K’ers develop lasting friendships. Whether it’s a club social like a movie night, ice skating, road rally, interclub or a district event like a dance, picnic, District Convention, or an International event like International Convention, Circle K members always have fun.
In the process, members benefit from their involvement in the organization.
Advantages of Circle K at Monroe County Community College – Why Join?
- Involvement and sponsorship by the Monroe Kiwanis Club, which has many local professionals – a great opportunity to network and obtain employment
- Direct involvement with the MCCC president who is a Kiwanian
- Opportunity to have lunch once a week with the Monroe Kiwanis Club
- Access to scholarships for future education costs.
- Participation in district and international conventions and events.
- Service to the campus and community
- Enhance your resume and network with professionals locally, nationally, and internationally
- Opportunity to partner with the MCCC Community Service Club, organizations and businesses in the community
- Fun and much more!