Student Leadership – Key Club

Cactus Shadow/Desert Foothills Key Club …
Promoting Caring as a Way of Life

Members make the world a better place through service. In doing so, we grow as individuals and as leaders by answering the call to lead, summoning the courage to engage and developing the heart to serve.

Student led. Service focused.

Key Club is a self-governing, student-led organization that is sponsored by Kiwanis of Carefree Club as well as the members and fundraising. Each year, Key Club members elect their student officers for club, district and international boards. Key Club members receive guidance and support from adult volunteers, including Kiwanis advisors, faculty advisors and district administrators. Additionally, the Key Club South West District staff trains and assists district governors and international board members.

Our Key Club has made a focus on community relations by volunteering at the Kiwanis Market Place, Owl Sanctuary, Litter pick up in the community and much, much more. 

Our Mission Statement

Key Club is an international, student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.

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To become a member and or to find out how you can provide your support to these amazing community Key Clubbers please contact Cactus Shadows Key Club Adviser on the Cactus Shadows High School website.

Core Values

Leadership » Leadership is grounded in humility and service to others. A true leader listens, recognizes, and empowers.

Character building » Character is built by everyday acts of kindness, integrity and teamwork to grow stronger relationships and communities.

Caring » Compassion for others is a cornerstone of the Key Club experience, inspiring action and service to one’s community.

Inclusiveness » We welcome people of all backgrounds and ethnicities to join in serving and making a positive difference in our world.

Objectives of Key Club International

Key Club aims to cooperate with school principals and teachers to provide high school students with invaluable experience in living and working together and to prepare them for useful citizenship. Our members develop initiative and leadership skills by serving their schools and communities.

In doing so, we hope to promote and accept the following ideals:

To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to the material values of life.

  • To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
  • To promote the adoption and application of higher standards in scholarship, sportsmanship and social contacts.
  • To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship.
  • To provide a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render unselfish service and to build better communities.
  • To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which makes possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism and good will.
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Year in Review: Key Club Leaders Present at Kiwanis Meeting

Cactus Shadows High School Key Club president Abagail Mock and vice president Rachel Matheson presented a year in review at the May 22 meeting for the Kiwanis Club of Carefree. Both students recently received scholarships funded by the Kiwanis Foundation at the Scholarship Awards Program on May 15. Beginning with the election of officers in last year’s final club meeting, Mock and Matheson traced the major events for the Key Club in the [...]