Key Leader is a weekend experiential leadership program for today's young leaders. This life-changing event focuses on service leadership as the first, most meaningful leadership-development experience. A Key Leader will learn the most important lesson of leadership—it comes from helping others succeed.

Participants begin by attending a Key Leader conference, which is a weekend retreat. Large and small group workshops, discussions and team-building activities take place over the course of the weekend. Students have opportunities to learn leadership skills that will help them to change their schools, communities, and world for the better. While exploring leadership in a whole new way, participants will make amazing new friends and have experiences they will never forget. Positive, ongoing interaction with other Key Leader graduates offers continuing reinforcement, encouragement and growth of leadership skills.

For the 6th year the Dartmouth Kiwanis Club will be providing three day Leadership Camps for students. During the course, students participate in three days of presentations, workshops and group activities to learn and understand these life values:

• Personal Integrity – Doing the right thing
• Personal Growth – Developing, mind, body and spirit
• Respect – Showing consideration for self, others and property
• Building Community – Developing relationships to achieve positive goals
• Pursuit of Excellence – Expecting and achieving the best while living a life of purpose.

This experience positively affects their student and adult lives. Here are some of their comments

“My Dad died 5 years ago and I have been trying to get out of my shell, my Mom and I are incredibly grateful for the scholarship as we can not afford many things I want to be involved in” SP

“I learned a lot about leadership, but more importantly I learned a lot about myself” MS
“This was an amazing weekend. I have learned to become a stronger, more influential leader” EB

“I have learned so much about listening, respect, values, morals and so much more`` GO

“I learned to put more thought into my values and what things are more important to me” JP

“Without your scholarship this unforgettable weekend would never have been possible” UK