By Safia Hamouche ’18, Sylvia Kerzhner ‘18
Clubs are an important aspect of the “fun” factor of attending school, and with so many different clubs and groups all throughout the school, finding one that interests you may be a little challenging. Key Club is one club that has constantly been making a change in the school as well as the community
Key Club provides students with the opportunity to help in their community. Members of Key Club attend local events to raise money to help different organizations. Some examples of these organizations include the Bensonhurst clean up, the Africa Project, Peanut Day, and Breast Cancer Walk.
“The Bensonhurst cleanup is an example of neighborhood cleanups, where we clean the streets and many pedestrians decide to join us. They see the impact we’re making and it encourages them to contribute as well! Even at our soup kitchen events, we help feed over a 100 people in one morning. At all our events, we try to make a difference,” said Josephine Leung ‘18 president of Key Club.
The Africa Project involves key club members going out on weekends to help pack boxes of supplies such as books, clothes and shoes, to ship out to children in Africa that don’t partake the advantages of having all these supplies that we are blessed to have today. Other events include walking to raise money for different types of cancer and going to movie fundraisers to collect money to donate to various charities.
“By walking the miles or volunteering, we also help to raise awareness about the cause and how important it is,” said Tiffany Yong ‘18, Secretary of Key Club.
Compared to other clubs, Key Club creates a significant impact on the members, the community, and even the leaders. Some clubs are for practicing hobbies or presenting certain skills, but the sole purpose of this club is engaging in events and activities that help others that are need, and changing the world one step at a time.
Christine Tsang ‘17, treasurer of Key Club said, “The best thing about this club is the way it is run, the voices and opinions of the members of Key Club matters the most. Key Clubbers have a say in what events they would like to attend, and how much they would like to help.”
When students join Key Club they are welcomed with open arms because key club not only helps the community but creates a friendly community of its own.
“Key Club allowed me to grow as a person and meet many new people. As a freshman, I couldn’t even imagine getting up and speaking in front of a crowd of people. Key Club gave me the opportunity to strengthen my self-confidence and public speaking skills” Raymond Liao ‘17, Lieutenant governor.
Key Club grows in school as a club it also grows worldwide because, Key Club is also an international club with members from all over the world. It gives members the opportunities to go out and embrace different people of different places and overall become a big diverse family. So, when you go looking for a club to join, Key Club is there to accept new people and new friends.