Never heard of Key Club or not sure what it is? Here’s some quick information, Key club is a world wide organization, it provides youth an opportunity to participate in service activities that benefit their community. Key Club is a huge corporation, but it easily functions through smaller key clubs throughout the world. Our very own, Westlake Key Club, is one of thousands. The club’s main push is to be a youth driven organization, allowing its members to build leadership skills, keep a budget, manage time, and hone the skill of coordination within a group.

Mr. Meek, a science teacher here at Westlake, is the teacher advisor over Key club. He’s been doing it for the past three years. Every third Wednesday of the month the Key club meets in his room (D152) for around 30 minutes. Those 30 minutes are spent planning future activities, or often times, the service projects/activities being held during that time. Some of the projects they’ve done this year consist of, writing letters to the Marines, making dolls for children’s hospitals, and collecting donations to support Toys for Tots. Their next activity is helping during Stuff the Jar Night. Anybody is welcome to participate in meetings and activities, they would love some more members. You’re never too busy to give 30 minutes back to your community!

On the Key Club’s official website, https://www.keyclub.org/about/, they state their objectives of the club, it reads, “Key Club aims to cooperate with school principals and teachers to provide high school students with invaluable experience in living and working together and to prepare them for useful citizenship. Our members develop initiative and leadership skills by serving their schools and communities.” This; and many more mission statements the organization provides, is the goal of every individual key club. It’s prevalent that our Westlake Key Club is following the national Key Club’s guidelines, and they will continue to do so!