YOUTH PROTECTION GUIDELINES

There are more than 300,000 members of all ages involved in Kiwanis youth programs. Almost all Kiwanis clubs sponsor a SERVICE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (SLP) and do projects with youth. West Valley Kiwanis currently sponsors the Wide Hollow Elementary School K Kids Club and West Valley High School Key Club. In addition, we co-sponsor the Yakima Valley Aktion Club. When we work with and mentor youth during projects and activities, their care and welfare are being entrusted to us.

It might be hard to believe that a troubling incident involving a youth and/or club member(s) could happen in any club or community. But there are countless examples in all places, with all types of youth service organizations. Every member has to know how to protect the youth with whom we interact and ourselves.

Kiwanians in particular has good reason to act with the highest standards. If we want to be the premier provider of youth service clubs and programs, we need to hold ourselves and our fellow members to the highest standards of conduct and awareness.

Please click this link to view Kiwanis' Resources and Policies related to working with youth.

The Kiwanis Club of West Valley utilizes Safe Hiring Solutions for all criminal history background checks. We also conduct an annual review of policies with all members.