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Meridian ~ Kent Kiwanis sponsors the Mattson Middle School Builders Club, a leadership club in the Covington area. This club is active in the area with community service and provides 'student-led' leadership to its students. The club members sponsor a school wide food drive, adopted the school grounds and neighbor area for beautification and are supporting the tsunami relief effort with the sell of their hand-made friendship bracelets.  




About Builders Club
Builders Club
, with more than 42,000 adolescent members, provides students with opportunities to develop leadership, improve self-esteem, increase civic engagement and learn life skills through service. As students maneuver this “in-between-stage” of life, Builders Club empowers them to be themselves, work together with friends, and implement plans through action. Through Builders Club, students become leaders at school, in their community and in the world.

Builders Club is a “student-led” community service organization that operates under school regulations and draws its members from the student body. Community-based Builders Clubs also can be established at churches, libraries, YMCAs, lodges or similar facilities. A Kiwanis club, composed of like-minded, service-oriented people from the community, serves as the club’s sponsor.

Service and Fundraising
Club members make an impact by selecting projects that meet their communities’ needs. Clubs raise money for HIV/AIDS prevention in Africa, organize recycling drives, clean up local parks and host canned food drives.

Builders Club also partners with UNICEF and March of Dimes. Last year, clubs raised nearly $40,000 for UNICEF by participating in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.

Contact Information about Mattson MS Builders Club:
email for school advisor: Mark.Reid@kent.k12.wa.us  
email for club advisor: tl_english@hotmail.com