Builders Club is a service organization that provides middle school students the
opportunity to develop and carry out projects to build a better world. It is
the youngest member of an international organization which includes Key Club for
high school students, Circle K for college students and Kiwanis Club for adults.
Frelinghuysen students will raise money for various worthy causes, tutor 6th
graders in need, decorate various offices and areas of the building, send
Valentines to Veterans and collect Toys for Tots.
Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school students
(ages 12 to 14), with more than 40,000 members worldwide. The first Builders
Club was chartered in 1975. Today, there are more than 2,000 clubs in Aruba,
Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, Italy, Jamaica, Korea,
Martinique, Netherlands Antilles, Philippines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, and
the United States.
Builders Club is a “student-led” community service organization, which operates
under school regulations and draws its members from the student body.
Community-based Builders Clubs also may be established at community facilities
such as: churches, libraries, YMCA’s, or lodges.
Builders Club is unique because a Kiwanis club, composed of leading business and
professional people of the community, serves as the club’s sponsor. Builders
Club is structured only on the local club level but is supported by the Kiwanis
International Office in Indianapolis, Indiana, which provides programs,
literature, and opportunities to relate to teenagers from countries all around