Circle Kapers Volume 47 November Kapers Volume 47, Issue 4 - Page 5

Children’s needs vary from community to community. With Young Children Priority One, your club can assess what the youngest members in your area need the most, then address those needs with the full support of Kiwanis International behind you. Young Children Priority One focuses on children prenatal through age 5 through four areas: maternal and child health  child care and development  parent education and support  safety and pediatric trauma The program lets clubs choose what causes to support, what services to perform and what fundraisers are most appropriate.  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.