Editorial: Student club teaches service and leadership

Published 8:25 pm Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Congratulations to the Albert Lea High School students who were inducted into Key Club Monday night.

In its second year locally, Key Club is an international, student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to serve in their community, build character and develop leadership, according to its website.

The first Key Club formed in 1925 in Sacramento, California, when two Kiwanis Club members, who were also high school administrators, approached their club with the idea of starting a junior service club in the high school. The club resembles Kiwanis but operates separately based on student interests and opportunities. It has since grown to become the oldest and largest service program for high school students in the world, according to the website.

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It is great to see so many students want to get involved in doing positive things for the community, and we applaud the adult advisers who helped organize the club. The students hope to complete one service project a month.

This, along with programs such as National Honor Society and 4-H, will help students develop leadership skills they can take with them for the rest of their lives.

We encourage students to take advantage of these opportunities and boost the community in any way they can.