Who we are
The Kiwanis Club of Tysons is a group of young professionals dedicated to making their communities a better place with an emphasis on working with youth while having fun.
Making a Difference in our Communities
Kiwanis helps our communities in countless ways to fulfill the needs of our society. By working together, our members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. Our main focus is working with youths to maximize their potential. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things happen.
Our Worldwide Presence - Kiwanis International
Kiwanis International was founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan. Now in over 80 nations and with a network of service leadership programs, there are over 600,000 people working under the Kiwanis name. Our service leadership programs span from elementary school children through college students as well as adults with disabilities.
Local Network of Like-Minded Volunteers - Capital District
Kiwanis International is divided into districts which cover a large geographical area. The Kiwanis Club of Tysons is a part of the Capital District which includes 185 Kiwanis clubs in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. On a more local basis, our club with 11 other clubs in Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Arlington counties form the 2nd Division of the Capital District. All members from Division 2 frequently work together on local projects and sponsor over 50 service leadership program clubs in local elementary, middle, and high schools along with 4 clubs on college campuses.
Two Decades of Helping Northern Virginia
Our club was formed in 1998 by a group of young Kiwanis members and alumni of our service leadership programs who desired a club to strongly focus on hands-on community service and provide a lower cost alternative to the traditional Kiwanis club. Since our inception, we have contributed over 20,000 hours of services to the Northern Virginia area and have fundraised over $18,000 for local charities.
In 2009, our club took over the sponsorship of the Key Clubs at Herndon High School and Langley High School. In 2010, our club chartered the Key Club of Chantilly High School as well as our first K-Kids club at Pinecrest School. In 2011, we chartered the Key Club of Freedom High School and 2012, we chartered the Key Club of George C. Marshall High School.
A CKI Club at NVCC Loudoun and Key Clubs at George Mason High School, James Madison High School, JEB Stuart High School, and John Champe High School were added in 2013 and 2014.
As of October 2015, the Kiwanis Club of Tysons is the proud sponsor of 14 SLP clubs.