What is Key Club?


The Mirror reporter 

Key Club is a co-curricular, student-run organization that is focused on helping people in and around the community.

The club does activities like highway cleanup, help Habitat for Humanity, and Operation Bootstrap during the holidays. They take requests from the community as well. Their main goal is to help as many people as they can.

“We do a lot of volunteer projects through Key Club. The unique aspect of it is that it’s all local organizations we volunteer through. Key club also has an amazing opportunity to help raise money for awareness like trick or treat for UNICEF,” student Emily Check said.

They meet every Wednesday after school at 3:05 p.m. in room 2228F, the north resource center. Their typical meetings are about 15 minutes long. They can, however, be longer when the group has an activity planned for that week. New members are always welcome but the official membership drive ends Oct. 25.

Emily Check is the club president. Other student officers are Alec Warner, Brianna Besaw, Lelu Schycink-Valadez and Rania Nasif.

Key Club members have many opportunities for success. The club itself offers scholarships. As far as personal gain goes, they work with people in the community and end up gaining knowledge that might not be otherwise available. They also meet people with many different stories and backgrounds but come together to help one cause.

“As a person, I feel like it’s helped me grow a lot as a leader and knowing when to step in. I believe that when we volunteer we achieve our goal of making others smile. There is nothing more rewarding than delivering Christmas presents to kids who are financially unstable… or making blankets for war veterans, thanking them for their service,” said Check.

The next activity they have planned is Oct. 4th, when members will be cleaning up North Second Street from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.