OUR PROGRAMS

The Kiwanis Club of Mariemont is proud to be involved in multiple programs that impact the children of our community.

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

The majority of the dollars that the Kiwanis Club of Mariemont raises each year are used to continue a long history of granting scholarship dollars to Mariemont High School graduates. To date, the club has generously awarded $250,000 in scholarship dollars! These funds are given to students based on financial need, academic achievement, leadership and service. Recipients of these scholarships have opportunities to continue receiving financial support throughout their college experience.

Committee Chairperson: Jack Smith
Committee Members: Jim Renner, Ken White, Mike Pope, Matt Nickum, Barb Anderson, David Peterson, Lauren Harmon, Roger Stafford, Jennifer Kaminer

BUILDERS CLUB

Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school and junior high students, with more than 45,000 members worldwide. The Kiwanis Club of Mariemont sponsors and leads Builders Clubs at Mariemont Elementary School, Terrace Park Elementary School and Mariemont Junior High School. Members learn to work together and develop servant-leaders skills as they serve their school and community. In partnership with UNICEF and March of Dimes, the clubs are able to expand their outreach to babies and children of the world. Builders Club is a student-led community service organization that operates under school regulations and draws its members from the student body of each school.

Mariemont Elementary Committee Chairperson: Sid Raje
Terrace Park Elementary Committee Chairperson: Jack Smith
Mariemont Junior High School Committee Chairperson: Jeremy Gates

KEY CLUB

Key Club International is the high school organization sponsored by Kiwanis International. Our club supports the Mariemont High School Key Club. Key Club assists Kiwanis in carrying out its mission to serve the children of the world. High school student members of Key Club perform acts of service in their communities, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives. They also learn leadership skills by running meetings, planning projects and holding elected leadership positions at the club, district and international levels. Key Club International brings together all Key Club’s members’ efforts and energies into an area that makes an international impact through the Major Emphasis, “Children: Their Future, Our Focus.” The Major Emphasis unites Key Clubs under the banner of service that deals with the most important part of our community, our youth. The Key Club service initiative is the hands-on element of the Major Emphasis. All of the hands-on service provided to children by Key Club International members is directed to a single area of need, to make a substantial impact. Committee Chairperson: David Peterson

HUGH O'BRIAN YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE (HOBY)

Each spring, Southwest Ohio HOBY provides over 200+ sophomores in high school the chance to heighten their leadership skills, learn how to give back to their community and become change agents. Mariemont Kiwanis helps cover the cost to send two Mariemont High School students to the conference each year.

Committee Chairperson: Jack Smith

MEMORIAL DAY ESSAY CONTEST

Each Memorial Day, the three villages of the Mariemont City School District (Fairfax, Mariemont and Terrace Park) come together for Memorial Day parades and programs, and the Kiwanis Club of Mariemont is a key participant. The centerpiece of all three events is the reading of a special Memorial Day essay by students of the Mariemont City School District.

Committee Chairperson: Todd Keyes

WINNERS WALK TALL

Winners Walk Tall is a program for third grade students in the Mariemont City School District. Students learn the importance of manners, leadership, ethics and life skills. Students develop a positive sense of self-esteem, respect for others, and the ability to make good decisions about behaviors that impact their lives.

The Kiwanis Club of Mariemont leads Winners Walk Tall programs at Mariemont Elementary School and Terrace Park Elementary School.

Committee Chairperson: Jack Smith
Mariemont Elementary Committee Chairperson: Andy Mauch
Terrace Park Elementary Committee Chairperson: Jack Smith

WARRIORS BEYOND

Young people need support in a variety of ways. Whether exploring a career, discovering a passion or getting extra academic support, Kiwanis mentors are making a difference in the lives of our students. The Kiwanis mentorship program is the primary volunteer option for members of the community in the Mariemont City School District who want to help. We maintain a database of community members who are willing to help with Warriors Beyond and Expeditions.

Committee Chairperson: Steve Spooner
Elementary Programs: Tami Croll & Erica Simmons
Junior High Programs: Rob Polca & Jeremy Gates
High School: Brian Sugerman & David Peterson
Committee Members: Jack Smith

INVESTMENT EDUCATION

We believe that every citizen, starting at the earliest age, can benefit from understanding the important role of the capital markets in their lives. That’s why the Kiwanis Club of Mariemont leads investment education programs in the Mariemont City Schools.

Kiwanis members help junior high school students “play” the Stock Market Game (SMG), which is a vehicle for teaching students about public and private companies and stockholder relations. It lasts 10 weeks and each team has $100,000 to invest in a virtual portfolio. Students learn how to research what a company does, its products, its growth rates and its profitability.

Committee Chairperson: Jeremy Gates
Committee Members: Gina Stalzer, Bill Brown