A Word from Marie Cunning, 2019-2020 First Lady
Every child deserves the opportunity to grow up in a warm, safe, caring, loving, empowering, environment. An environment that fosters their dreams, unleashes their creativity, builds on their potential, and prepares them to be the absolute best they can be. They deserve this, yet it is not always the case.
Kiwanis, through its global focus, “Serving the Children of the World,” understands the needs of the children in our communities and works tirelessly, in so many ways, to meet these needs, from providing for basic health and safety, to education, to leadership opportunities, to doing service themselves, to making not only their futures brighter, but ours as well.
The First Lady’s Focus is the Youth Service Award (YSA), its purpose is twofold:
- Recognize those individuals in our clubs, schools, and communities, who dedicate their time fulfilling the Kiwanis mission, making our children safer, empowering their spirit, engaging their potential, and preparing them for beyond; and
- Raise funds for the Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation to contribute to their efforts in advancing the Kiwanis mission, through grants, scholarships, and training of our Service Leadership Programs members.
The Youth Service Award (YSA) is available for a donation of $200 to the Foundation. The order form can be found below.
Thank you now and always for the work you do with and for the children.