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Kiwanis Youth in Action Build

Members of Kiwanis Youth in Action (KYIA) built 20 benches, painted two rooms and knocked down an old wall for the Environmental Learning Center (ELC) in Vero Beach on Saturday, November 9, 2019.

In the pouring rain about 60 members of the Kiwanis Youth in Action gathered at 8:00AM in the ELC and, under the direction of a number of Kiwanis members and volunteers, one large crew used power tools to build 20 benches for distribution around the ELC grounds for the convenience of visitors. Smaller crews painted two event rooms, built work benches for kids, and knocked down an old brick structure. The initiating event for this KYIA project was a presentation by Barbara Ford of ELC to the Vero Beach Kiwanis Club about what ELC does and  areas in which it needs community support.

On March 24, 2020 a gala event, Painting the Town, will be held at the Vero Beach yacht club to support the Kiwanis Youth in Action programs.

The Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast mission in our community is to help support children’s education, activities and charities. Besides giving annual college scholarships, our club actively sponsors Key Clubs in Vero Beach High School, Indian River County Charter High School, and Sebastian River High School. We also conduct community service work days involving teenagers from schools and churches. Since 1991, we have sponsored the Annual Take-a –Kid-Fishing Tournament and since 1998, the above-mentioned Youth in Action.

Kiwanis is a 100-year old global service organization based in the US with clubs in 80 countries, all dedicated to improving the lives of children. Kiwanis has served Vero Beach and Indian River County since 1935. For more information on our activities, members and membership information, visit our website at or call Tom Maher at (772) 581-4062.




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