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Founded in 1925, Key Club International remains the oldest and largest high school service program. Made up of 270,000+ active members, Key Club is a student-led organization intended to directly or indirectly impact our community through servant leadership principles. Key Club International is a service-leadership program that branches from Kiwanis International. Key Clubs will often be sponsored by the local Kiwanis club nearby. Key Club International was originally started by a commissioner of California schools, Albert C. Olney, as well as by a vocational education teacher, Frank C. Vincent. The two worked together to establish the first ever Key Club on May 7, 1925, located at Sacramento High School. Eventually female students were finally allowed admission in 1976, though, eleven more years passed before women were admitted to Kiwanis International.
“I pledge, on my honor, to uphold the objects of Key Club International; to build my home, school and community; to serve my nation and world; and combat all forces which tend to undermine these institutions.“